Rising American rapper Juice Wrld died suddenly after collapsing at the Midway airport in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday.
Born Jarad Anthony Higgins, the 21-year-old ‘Lucid Dreams’ hitmaker had reportedly just disembarked from a flight in California, according to TMZ, when he fell walking through the facility.
The musician, who had just celebrated his birthday last week, was reportedly having seizures.
Juice WRLD was rushed to the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead.
“Juice was still conscious when he was rushed to a hospital. However, he was pronounced dead a short time later at hospital. The cause of death is unclear at this time,” TMZ added.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the rapper’s death, however, Higgins’ sudden incident has been categorised a ‘medical emergency’.
Born in Chicago, on December 2, 1998, Higgins was best known for hit singles All Girls Are the Same and Lucid Dreams – which helped him gain a recording contract with Lil Bibby’s Grade A Productions and Interscope Records.
The rapper followed up, proving he wasn’t a one-hit wonder, with WRLD on Drugs, a collaborative mixtape with Atlanta rap superstar Future, which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 charts.
Thousands have been pouring in their tributes to the young talent, with fellow rapper Lil Yatchy and R&B sister CholexHalle expressing their sadness at Juice WRLD’s untimely death.