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Juice Wrld’s cause of death still pending as autopsy ‘inconclusive’

Juice Wrld’s autopsy tests remain inconclusive (Picture: BACKGRID)

The cause of death of rapper Juice Wrld remains unknown with initial tests from his autopsy ‘inconclusive’ this evening.

It comes after the 21-year-old artist suffered a seizure while walking through an airport in Chicago on Sunday, after flying in from California.

Now the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office announced in a statement that additional studies were required to establish the cause and manner of Juice’s – real name Jarad Higgins – death.

Additional tests, according to the office, include cardiac pathology, neuropathology, toxicology and histology.

The statement concluded: ‘The cause and manner of death are pending at this time. The Office will release a statement when cause and manner of death are determined.’

Juice Wrld died aged 21 (Picture: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

The rapper died on Sunday 8 December after suffering a seizure at Chicago Midway International Airport. He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Today law enforcement sources told TMZ that several people on the flight told them that Juice had taken a number of pills on board, while a source claimed that authorities were told that the Lucid Dreams star had a ‘Percocet problem’ and that there was a bottle of codeine cough syrup on board the private jet.

In addition to this, the FBI confiscated 70 pounds of marijuana from suitcases that were on the flight – with TMZ acquiring a picture of the drugs in the luggage. Two men on the flight, Chris Long and Henry Dean, were arrested for possession of handguns, with Long released on $1,500 (£1400) bail and Dean released without bail.

Juice had previously spoken about his use of Xanax, Percocet and Lean, a cocktail of cough syrup, hard candy and a soft drink also known as purple drank.

Juice Wrld rose to prominence in 2018 with his hit song Lucid Dreams, which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. His song All Girls Are The Same, was remixed by Lil Uzi Vert and drew the attention of Interscope Records, who then signed him to a multi-million dollar contract.

The rapper also appeared on Travis Scott’s chart-topping album Astroworld, singing the hook on No Bystanders. His debut album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, reached number four on the Billboard 200 chart but it was his second album, Death Race For Love, which earned him his first number one on the chart.

Juice’s final Instagram post showed the star celebrating his 21st birthday.

Metro.co.uk previously contacted a rep for the estate of Juice Wrld for comment.

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