The up-and-coming rapper died on Sunday, ET confirms. He was 21.
"Juice made a profound impact on the world in such a short period of time. He was a gentle soul, whose creativity knew no bounds, an exceptional human being and artist who loved and cared for his fans above everything else," reads a statement from Interscope Geffen A&M Records. "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."
A rep for the Chicago Police Department tells ET that shortly after arriving in Chicago, Juice Wrld "suffered what appears to be some type of medical emergency according to people traveling with him. There were no signs of foul play and all individuals aboard the aircraft are cooperating with CPD and have given all of their information." The rep added that they are currently awaiting the Cook County medical examiner on the cause and manner of death.
Juice Wrld, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, died after suffering a seizure at Chicago's Midway airport, TMZ reports. According to the outlet, the rapper was then rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Juice Wrld rose to fame with his 2018 album, Goodbye and Good Riddance. The lead single, "Lucid Dreams," peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Another of his songs, "All Girls Are the Same," became a hit after Lil Yachty was featured on the remix; the attention from that track reportedly earned Juice Wrld a multi-million dollar contract with Interscope records. The rapper was also featured on Travis Scott's song, "No Bystanders."
Fans and famous friends took to social media to mourn the rapper.
"Terrible news about the young man Juice Wrld," Action Bronson tweeted on Sunday morning. "We share December 2nd as our arrival day. Gone way too soon. Life is precious."
Terrible news about the young man Juice Wrld. We share December 2nd as our arrival day. Gone way too soon. Life is precious.
Ninja wrote: "Waking up to @JuiceWorlddd passing from a seizure... I loved his music and he was my most listened to artist in 2019. Im heartbroken, my love goes out to his family and loved ones. To soon man."
Waking up to @JuiceWorlddd passing from a seizure... I loved his music and he was my most listened to artist in 2019. Im heartbroken, my love goes out to his family and loved ones. To soon man.
I can’t believe it... you were such a sweet soul. I’ll always remember meeting you and your family on the video set and thinking how close you were. You had so much further to go, you were just getting started. You’ll be missed Juice 💔