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Young rap star Juice WRLD dead at 21

by WENN December 8th, 2019, 10:49 am

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Rapper Juice WRLD has died after suffering a seizure at an airport in Chicago, Illinois.

The 21 year old, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, had arrived at Midway Airport following a flight from Los Angeles on Sunday morning when he fell ill. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to TMZ.

Juice WRLD shot to fame last year with the hits All Girls Are The Same and Lucid Dreams, and he picked up the Top New Artist trophy at the Billboard Music Awards in 2019.

His hit albums included Wrld on Drugs – a collaboration with Future, Goodbye and Good Riddance, and Death Race for Love, which earned Juice WRLD his first number one on the Billboard 200 chart earlier this year.

He also worked with artists artists like to BTS, Lil Uzi Vert and Ellie Goulding.

Lil Yachy was among the first to pay tribute to the late rapper on social media, posting a photo of himself with Juice WRLD and adding the caption: "bye brother, love u dawg… rip."