Juice WRLD Dead After ‘Medical Emergency’ At Chicago Airport

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Rapper Juice WRLD, whose real name was Jarad Anthony Higgins, was pronounced dead Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago’s Midway International Airport, according to authorities. Midway International Airport, according to authorities.

The 21-year-old star is reported to have suffered a seizure and cardiac arrest, and was transported to a local hospital from a small hangar where private planes are kept.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office was notified of the the death of Higgins, of Homewood, on Sunday morning, according to office spokeswoman Natalia Derevyanny. An autopsy had not been conducted.

Police and fire officials confirmed a 21-year-old male was transported from Midway to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. Chicago police said he experienced a “medical emergency.” Chicago police said they’re investigating. 

JuiceWRLD performed Dec. 1 at the Sandtunes festival in Coolangatta Beach in Queeensland, Australia, with artists including Travis Scott,  Carly Rae Jepsen and others. It was the fourth festival he’d played in Australia or New Zealand in just more than a week.

His last American appearance was at Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles Nov. 10.

Juice WRLD was one of the top emerging artist in the world. He signed his first recording contract just two years ago and was represented by agent Brent Smith at WME. Juice WLRD originally was repped by agent Andrew Leiber of MAC Agency who chose to continue with his agency.

See: Juice WRLD Signs With WME’s Brent Smith 

In just shy of a year and a half, Juice WRLD was averaging 3,077 tickets sold per show and $129,733 gross as reported to Pollstar.  

Juice WRLD’s rise was nothing less than spectacular. He was named top breakthrough artist for Spotify and Apple Music, top artist overall for SoundCloud, and as recently as May was named best new artist at the Billboard Music Awards.  His hit single “Lucid Dreams,” which heavily sampled Sting’s “Shape Of My Heart,” was a smash and he’d followed that with an album, Death Race For Love, and mixtape featuring Future called WRLD On Drugs.

He was a regular fixture in the upper reaches of Pollstar’s Elite 100 chart that measures consumption across platforms including album and song sales, as well as on demand streams, from its inception more than a year ago and was featured as Pollstar’s final Hotstar cover artist of 2018.