Chicago-born rapper Juice Wrld, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, has died at the age of 21.

The Associated Press confirms that the “Lucid Dreams” rapper was pronounced dead after suffering a “medical emergency” at Chicago’s Midway International airport on Sunday morning.

They report that the Cook County medical examiner’s office had been notified of Higgins’ death, according to office spokeswoman Natalia Derevyanny. An autopsy had not yet been conducted.


TMZ reported earlier in the day that he suffered a seizure, with law enforcement sources informing the site that he was bleeding from the mouth as they arrived at the scene, and that he was pronounced dead a short time later in hospital.


The Independent has contacted Juice Wrld’s representatives.

Reports of his death prompted an outpouring of tributes on social media. 

Many fans referred to the lyrics of his song “Legends”, which includes the lyrics: “What’s the 27 Club? We ain’t making it past 21.”

Earlier this month (1 December), the rapper tweeted: “This life is yours do what TF you want do, great things and change the world don’t let no one tell you S***… and you’ll be bigger than Juice Wrld will ever be, and he’s going down as a legend.”

Speaking to Billboard earlier this year, Juice Wrld lay out his vision for his future.

“I want to be that person that leads people out of the place they’re at,” he said. “And in the process, maybe I’ll find the key to get out of the place that I’m at. The low places I may wander into or get trapped in.”





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