Juice WRLD, the Chicago-born rapper and singer whose rise up the charts over the past two years had turned him into one of pop's most recognizable stars, has died, his representatives have confirmed. The news was first reported by TMZ. He was 21.
"Juice made a profound impact on the world in such a short period of time," Interscope Geffen A&M Records said in a statement provided to The FADER. '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."
TMZ reports that the rapper, born Jarad Anthony Higgins, suffered a seizure at Chicago's Midway Airport this morning after disembarking a plane from California. He was reportedly conscious when he was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead soon after.
Juice WRLD released his second studio album, Death Race for Love, in March. It went to No. 1 on the Billboard 200.