Juice Wrld dead at 21

Sending prayers to his family

Jerrald A. McMillon, Times Staff

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Jarad Anthony Higgins, American rapper known professionally as Juice WRLD, was pronounced dead on Dec. 8 after suffering a medical emergency at Chicago’s Midway International Airport.

Higgins turned 21 on Dec. 2.

Less than a week after his birthday, the popular rapper died after having a seizure at the hospital, according to the police.

The world was stunned by the sudden death.

TMZ, NBC News, ABC News, Rolling Stone, Complex News, AP News, USA Today, CNN, The New York Times and more reported the news.

“Wow I can’t believe this. R.I.P Juice WRLD. Prayers up for his family,” wrote rapper, Juicy J.

“I can’t believe it. You were such a sweet soul. I’ll remember meeting you and your family on the video set and thinking how close you were. You had so much further to go, and you were just getting started. You’ll be missed Juice,” wrote singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding.

“Rip Juice so sad how often this is happening lately to young talented rising artist,” said rapper Lil Nas X.

“Man, so sad. I pray you meet the Lord above. RIP Young King,” said rapper Fat Joe.

“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,” said Zedd, a German-Russian record producer.

“Wow I cannot believe this. Rip my brother Juice WRLD,” said rapper Lil Yachty.

“Terrible news about the young man, Juice WRLD. We share Dec. 2 as our arrival day. Gone way to soon. Life is precious,” said rapper Action Bronson.

“I would like to see all the younger talent live longer. I hate waking up hearing another story filled with blessings was cut short,” said rapper Drake.

Juice WRLD was the most streamed, liked and reposted rapper on Soundcloud, with hit songs “Lucid Dreams” and “All Girls Are the Same” reaching the top 10 on the Billboard charts in March.

Juice WRLD was signed to Interscope Records in March 2018. He was influenced by the 1992 film “Juice.”