Gone Too Soon: Juice WRLD Dead at 21
Jarad Anthony Higgins, commonly known by his listeners as Juice WRLD, died on Sunday in Chicago. The rap sensation had just celebrated his 21st birthday on December 2.
His passing happened shortly after he arrived at the Chicago Midway International Airport when he was experiencing an unexpected medical emergency.
The Chicago police, along with the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, are currently determining the exact cause of death. So far, Chicago police spokeperson Anthony Guglielmi told media that “there were no signs of foul play” and “all individaus aboard the aircraft are cooperating with CPD.”
The news of Juice WRLD’s untimely death has since left the world in shock: fans, artists, and managers working in the industry took to Twitter to express their stunned reactions and condolences.
Drake, Ellie Goulding, and Lil Yachty had a few words to say in response to Juice’s passing:
Sudden deaths such as this are unfortunately not uncommon for the hip hop and rap community. Renowned rappers including Mac Miller, XXXTentacion, and Lil Peep had their lives cut short during the peak of their music careers. All artists were 26 or younger when they died.