Juice WRLD performs at the 2019 Rolling Loud Music Festival
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Chicago Rapper Juice WRLD Dies At 21
Juice WRLD, the breakout chart-topping, platinum-selling Chicago rapper, has died today (Dec. 8). He was 21 years old.
According to various confirmed reports, the rising rapper, born Jarad Anthony Higgins, suffered cardiac arrest at Chicago's Midway International Airport earlier today. He was rushed to nearby Advocate Christ Medical Center in "extremely critical condition" where he was reportedly pronounced dead shortly after arriving.
No cause of death has been revealed, but there are "no signs of foul play," according to Chicago Police Department spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi, adding, "Whether this is a narcotics issue or not is yet to be determined."
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 9, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, which oversees the region. Chicago police are currently conducting a death investigation.
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Higgins, who recently celebrated his 21st birthday last week on Dec. 2, was one of the most promising voices to come out of the so-called "SoundCloud rap" era. Best known for his breakout tracks "Lucid Dreams" (2017) and "All Girls Are the Same" (2018), Higgins released his platinum-certified debut album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, in 2018. His second artist album, Death Race For Love, released this past March, topped the Billboard 200 chart.
After joining Nicki Minaj on the European leg of her 2019 The Nicki Wrld Tour, Juice WRLD launched his A Death Race For Love headlining tour this past April, followed by a headlining performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September. He recently collaborated with K-pop stars BTS on "All Night" this past June.