American Rapper Juice WRLD Bids The World Goodbye At 21
Rapper Juice WRLD, whose career skyrocketed on SoundCloud with his top-charting hit “Lucid Dreams” has died at 21 today, according to a report by CBS Chicago.
The rapper, named as Jarad A Higgins, was pronounced dead after suffering from a seizure around 3.14am on Sunday (local time) after hopping off a private jet at Chicago’s Midway International Airport, as stated by spokeswoman Natalia Derevyanny from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
An autopsy will be conducted on Monday to determine the precise cause of death. However, Chicago police have declared that no signs of foul play took place during their investigation into his sudden death.
His latest album Death Race for Love debuted as first place on the Billboard 200 earlier this year with his most recent single, “Bandit” featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again which reached the Top 10 of Pop Charts in October.
Juice WRLD’s major-label debut album titled Goodbye & Good Riddance was also a platinum success. It featured his breakout Sting-sampled single, “Lucid Dreams” which was a six-time platinum success and was #2 on the 2018 Billboard Hot 100. It recently re-entered the Top 10 charts on the US iTunes site upon the news of his passing.
“I was very impressed by what he put on top of (my version)…..It’s a really good song”, Sting told The Associated Press.
The winner of the “Top New Artist” at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards started out as a “SoundCloud rapper”. Face tattoos, neon-dyed locks and rapping about prescription medication, especially Xanax, were just some of his trademarks.
His label, Interscope Records have released a statement: “Juice made a profound impact on the world in such a short period of time… To lose someone so kind and so close to our hearts is devastating.”
Other artistes have also expressed their condolences and paid tribute to the late rapper via social media.
Wow, I can not believe this. Rip my brother juice world 😭😭😭
— cookin up LB3 (@lilyachty) December 8, 2019
rip juice. so sad how often this is happening lately to young talented rising artists. 🖤
— nope (@LilNasX) December 8, 2019