The 21-year-old rapper, whose single “Lucid Dreams” peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2018, died after suffering a medical emergency at Midway Airport, officials said.
What We Know:
- Chicago-born musician Juice WRLD died Sunday after suffering a medical emergency at Midway International Airport.
- Emergency crews responded to the airport about 3:30 a.m. after the 21-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jarad Anthony Higgins, experienced an unknown “medical issue,” according to the Chicago Fire Department and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
- Chicago police confirmed that a 21-year-old man suffered a medical emergency at the airport a short time earlier after getting off a private jet. TMZ first reported Juice WRLD died after having a seizure.
- An autopsy hasn’t been performed, the medical examiner’s office said. The Chicago-born rapper moved to south suburban Homewood soon after his birth and attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
- Musicians and industry insiders took to social media Sunday morning to pay homage to the rapper.
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