Rapper Juice Wrld has died aged 21 after suffering a reported seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport Sunday morning.
The upcoming star was bleeding from the mouth when medics arrived, according to TMZ.
He reportedly died after a medical emergency at Chicago’s Midway airport following his arrival on a flight from California.
Juice Wrld, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, was best-known for his viral 2018 hit Lucid Dreams. Mental health, mortality and drug use were common themes in his music.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1998, Juice Wrld started rapping in high school, using online music streaming platform SoundCloud to upload and promote his music.
He went on to release his debut full-length EP, 999, on the platform in 2017, garnering him attention from fellow Chicago-based artists such as G Herbo and Lil Bibby.
The rapper rose to fame in 2018, when hit singles All Girls Are the Same and Lucid Dreams, which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, drew the attention of music fans and record labels.
More plaudits followed the release first studio album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, in 2018, cementing his himself as one of the rising stars of US rap.
In early 2018, he was signed by Interscope Records, landing a record deal reported to be worth more than $3m (£2.2m). He topped the Billboard chart this year with his second album Death Race for Love.
One of the songs on Juice’s “Too Soon” EP was called “Legends” and it has a pretty prophetic lyric. As we said, the track was about Lil Peep and XXXTentacion’s deaths. In the song, he raps, “What’s the 27 club? We ain’t making it past 21.”
The song and EP were released on June 19, 2018 … the day after XXX was murdered in South Florida. Juice Wrld and XXXTentacion recorded a track called, “where did u go?” … which was released in July 2018.