Juice Wrld died late last year (December. 8) in an accident as reported.
Juice Wrld was 21 at the time he passed away.
Juice, born Jarad Higgins, suffered a seizure after arriving at Midway International Airport in Chicago on Dec. 8, following a private flight from California. The seizure, allegedly caused the Chicago MC to bleed from the mouth, according to eyewitnesses at the scene. The singer was rushed by paramedics to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., where he was declared dead at 3:14 am.
The Chicago artist swallowed pills on the airplane before landing according to witnesses. Police also reportedly seized 70 pounds of marijuana from Juice’s private aircraft after picking up the pilot’s tip and searching the aircraft with drug-sniffing dogs upon arrival at LAX.
It was during the search that according to sources, Juice Wrld initially swallowed more pills in an attempt to hide them from authorities. He reportedly began convulsing a short time later, and went into a coma. He was initially administered by paramedics two doses of Narcan, a drug known to help people with an opioid overdose, before being taken to the hospital where he gave up in life.
Two security guards of the rapper were arrested because they had weapons at the airport. Both men, Henry Dean and Chris Long, of whom Juice Wrld also served as a photographer, were booked and charged with gun violations of misdemeanor. Anyone in Juice’s crew is unlikely to face prosecution for the weed discovered on the aircraft.
Interscope Geffen A&M Records, the record label of Juice Wrld, has issued a statement regarding the death of the late rapper.
“Juice made a profound impact on the world in such a short period of time,” the statement reads. “He was a gentle soul, whose creativity knew no bounds, an exceptional human being and artist who loved and cared for his fans above everything else. To lose someone so kind and so close to our hearts is devastating. Our thoughts are with Juice’s family and friends, everyone at his label Grade A, and his millions of fans around the world.”