Juice Wrld, an up-and-coming rap sensation who wrote the hit 2018 track “Lucid Dreams,” has died at the age of 21, according to TMZ and other outlets.
He was 21 years old.
Sources confirm that the artist, whose real name was Jarad Anthony Higgins, suffered a seizure shortly after exiting a plane in Chicago.
He was on a flight from California… deplaned… and then fell to the ground at Chicago’s Midway Airport, shaking and bleeding from the mouth.
Juice Wrld was then transported to a local hospital by paramedics and was reportedly conscious when he got there — only to pass away shortly after his arrival.
The specific cause of death is unknown at this time.
The Chicago Police Department confirmed the death of a 21-year-old man in a statement on Sunday.
“A 21-year-old male suffered a medical emergency and was transported to Christ Hospital where he was pronounced,” Officer Matlock told to Life&Style, adding:
“Area central detectives are conducting a death investigation. No further information at this time.”
The popular rapper began his career on SoundCloud via the release of 2015’s “Forever” and 2017’s “Too Much Cash.”
He reached mainstream recognition in April of 2018 with the release of his smash single “All Girls Are the Same,” which peaked at number-41 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Lil Yachty was featured on the remix of this track.
Wrld’s biggest single to date was 2018’s “Lucid Dreams,” which rose all the way to number-two on the Billboard charts and was certified five times platinum.
He released a pair of studio albums over the course of his career: 2018’s Goodbye & Good Riddance and 2019’s Death Race for Love.
Wrld also won Best New Artist at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, which is where he’s posing in the picture above.
Moreover, the artist had a feature on Travis Scott’s enormous "AstroWorld" album, singing the hook on the track, "No Bystanders."
The rapper most recently toured with Nicki Minaj on her Nicki Wrld Tour and released the hit single “Bandit” in October.
In response to Juice Wrld’s death, a number of well-known names in the music industry have expressed their shock and sadness on social media.
"rip juice. so sad how often this is happening lately to young talented rising artists," Tweeted Lil Nas X, for example, while Camila Cabello used a broken heart emoji to react to Juice’s death.
A native of Chicago, Juice Wrld has only just turned 21 on December 2.
May he rest in peace.