Juice Wrld is dead after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport, according to TMZ. The rapper, who is best known for his songs “Lucid Dreams” and “Wasted,” just turned 21 on December 2.
According to the TMZ report, Juice Wrld, whose real name is Jarad Anthony Higgins, had recently landed at the airport following a flight from California. He suffered a seizure while walking through the airport. When emergency personnel approached him, he was “bleeding from the mouth.”
Although he was still conscious when transported to the hospital, he died a short time later. More details about his death and the cause of his seizure could become available later in the week.
The Cause Of Juice Wrld’s Seizure Is Unknown At This Time
It is unknown what might have caused Juice Wrld’s seizure or if he suffered from any kind of condition, such as epilepsy. It’s also unknown if this was his first seizure. In addition to epilepsy, there are several other things that can cause seizures. According to MedlinePlus, those things include abnormal levels of sodium or glucose in the blood, brain infection, brain tumor, high blood pressure, and drug abuse.
While people can die after suffering a seizure, it’s not all that common.
Social Media Users Have Been Tweeting About Juice Wrld’s Sudden Death
Hundreds of social media users have shared their heartfelt condolences on Twitter. Many were shocked to hear the sad news of Juice Wrld’s passing. In addition, people in the music industry are just learning about Juice Wrld’s death and are also starting to post tributes to the rapper.
“Juice WRLD, according to a report by @TMZ, has passed away after suffering a seizure. He was 21. Heartbreaking. RIP, young man,” DJ Booth tweeted a short time ago.
“Really shocked and sad to find out Juice Wrld passed away,… and so young too… a reminder that life can be over any moment… be kind to one another,” Zedd tweeted.
Juice Wrld Inked A $3 Million Deal With Interscope Records In 2018
Juice Wrld broke onto the music scene in 2018. He shot to fame with his hit single “Lucid Dreams” and quickly rocketed to the top of the charts. Juice Wrld’s career took off after he teamed up with rappers like Lil Uzi Vert and Travis Scott. He inked a $3 million deal with Interscope Records last year, according to Billboard. He had an estimated net worth of $6 million.
In an interview with Complex, Juice Wrld said that he was surprised to get the attention of a record label so early on in his career.
“That was crazy. I don’t know. To this day, it hasn’t settled in yet. That’s how I want it to be, though. I don’t want to get lost in everything. I just want to keep the same work ethic. There’s still things to be done and points to be proven. Money to be made, you know? I want to keep that same mentality because when artists stop and think about everything and realize, like, ‘I just got a multi-million dollar contract,’ I think that’s when I think they get, quote-unquote, lost in the sauce,” he told the outlet.
Juice Wrld always wanted to make people happy with his music. In fact, he told Complex that was the goal of his album.
“I want people to be happy. I like making people happy with my music. I like giving people a good time with my music,” he said.
He released his first album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, in 2018. He released his second studio album, Death Race for Love, back in March.
Juice Wrld’s Twitter account has 1 million followers, and he has nearly 8 million followers on Instagram. At this year’s Billboard Music Awards, Juice Wrld took home the award for Top New Artist.