Rapper Juice WRLD Dies at 21; Chance The Rapper, Lil Yachty and More Celebrities Mourn His Death

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Rapper Juice WRLD died Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago’s Midway International Airport.

The rapper from Chicago, whose legal name was Jarad Anthony Higgins, was 21.

According to TMZ, Higgins suffered a seizure after deplaning at Midway early Sunday Morning.

As reported by AP, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said Higgins experienced cardiac arrest and was taken to a hospital. Higgins was reportedly still conscious when he was transported to the hospital; however, he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

Higgins rose to fame in 2018 with his hit “Lucid Dreams” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. He earned his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this year with his sophomore LP Death Race for Love. Higgins also took home the Top New Artist trophy at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

Social users have shared hundreds of thousands of posts mourning, remembering and celebrating Higgins. Fans have also recalled his lyrics in “Legends” about not living past 21.

“All legends fall in the making Sorry truth/ Dying young, demon youth/ What’s the 27 Club/ We ain’t making it past 21,” rapped Higgins.

The lyrics were meant to pay tribute to rappers XXXTenacion and Lil Peep who passed at 20 and 21 respectively.

Fellow artists and celebrities have begun mourning his death:

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?? bye brother, love u dawg.. rip

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Higgins just celebrated his 21st on Monday, December 2.

Authorities have not released an official cause of death at this time.

Rest in Peace Juice WRLD.

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Bryant Lydell is creative, personable and quick-witted Howard and USC alum. He's the founder of The Top Tea, a songwriter, screenwriter and member of the casting team for Netflix's NAACP Image Award-winning hip-hop competition series Rhythm + Flow.

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