Young American rapper, Juice WRLD, has tragically died following a seizure at a Chicago Airport on Sunday morning.
Authorities confirm the tragic news
Juice WRLD, whose real name was Jarad Anthony Higgins had turned 21 this December 2nd. He had been making his way back to his hometown in Chicago after a trip to California. Witnesses reportedly said that he had disembarked the plane and suddenly had a seizure whilst in the airport. News reports also mentioned that he had been alive and bleeding from the mouth when paramedics first arrived on the scene but was sadly pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a hospital.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office in Illinois later confirmed his death to the media. Although it is believed that he had a seizure, there has been no official cause of death reported yet. Officials at The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office stated that an autopsy would need to be carried out.
A young talent who will be missed by many
Juice WRLD started out early in the music industry, uploading songs online to sites like SoundCloud while he was still in school. In 2017, his persistence paid off when his debut EP, ‘9 9 9’ was noticed by record labels. Later on in 2018 he broke through into the mainstream with his smash single, “Lucid Dreams”. The record reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and took influence from Sting’s 1993 hit, “Shape of My heart”. The single even gained Sting’s approval with the singer describing it as a “beautiful interpretation that is faithful to the original song’s form”.
A talented lyricist, Juice WRLD had a way of freestyling that left fans and critics believing him to be one of the biggest up and coming new artists of recent times. His first album, also released in 2018 became platinum certified but in the same year he lost two of his peers in the industry, XXXTentacion and Lil Peep. As a tribute, the singer released a two-track EP called, “Too Soon” which in a sad twist, included these poignant lyrics,
“They tell me I’ma be a legend/I don’t want that title now/Cause all the legends seem to die out.”Juice WRLD – ‘Too Soon’
Fans on Twitter and other social media sites have left an outpouring of messages and condolences for the tragic musician.
The music industry has indeed sadly lost a young star who had a bright future in the rap industry. RIP Juice WRLD, 1998-2019.