Juice WRLD, one of this year’s brightest hip-hop stars, has died suddenly at the age of 21. Juice WRLD, a.k.a. Jarad Anthony Higgins, had arrived at Chicago’s Midway Airport following a flight from Los Angeles and suffered a seizure in the terminal. He was alive when paramedics arrived on the scene, but was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly thereafter.
To lose someone so kind and so close to our hearts is devastating. Our thoughts are with Juice’s family and friends, everyone at his label Grade A, and his millions of fans around the world.
— Interscope Records (@Interscope) December 8, 2019
According to witnesses, the rapper got off the plane then had a seizure while walking through the airport. The artist turned 21 years old on Dec. 2.
Juice WRLD caught mainstream attention in 2018 with his smash single, “Lucid Dreams.” The track peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. While “Lucid Dreams” blended rock melodies to make a trap ballad, Juice WRLD also captivated audiences with his impressive handle of lyricism. His ability to freestyle on command for extended periods of time generated him a cult-like following