Chicago Emo-Rap Star Juice WRLD Dies at 21
Juice WRLD, who broke through with the smash hit “Lucid Dreams,” died on Sunday (Dec. 8) after having a seizure in Chicago’s Midway airport. The emo-rap star was 21-year-old.
“Juice made a profound impact on the world in such a short period of time,” read a statement issued by Interscope Geffen A&M. “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.”
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Jarad Higgins achieved a career-high with “Lucid Dreams” made it to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2018. His debut single, “All Girls Are the Same,” became a hit when Lil Yachty joined for the remix version.
He was also featured on Travis Scott’s album “AstroWorld” on the song “No Bystanders,” for which he sang the hook. Juice WRLD’s latest album, “Death Race for Love,” was released in March and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Higgins was signed to a multimillion-dollar record deal with Interscope Records, where he released his first studio album, “Goodbye & Good Riddance.” A month later he released the two-track EP “Too Soon” in tribute to the late Lil Peep and XXXTentacion.