Rappers shocking death leaves big effect on the music industry


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Jarad Higgins also known as Juice WRLD died at the of 21 at a Chicago airport

On December 8, six days after his 21st birthday, artist Juice WRLD suffered a seizure shortly after landing at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. He was then pronounced dead a few hours later at a nearby hospital. 

He was a skyrocketing artist that was known for his hits such as “Lucid Dreams,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became one of the biggest streaming hits of 2018. He also collaborated with Travis Scott on Astroworld. 

At the airport, there were federal agents and officers waiting for his private plane to land. Juice WRLD was suspected of having contraband material on the plane. TMZ says the pilot alerted the officers because Juice WRLD entourage had guns, over 70 pounds of marijuana, and six bottles of lean (prescription codeine cough syrup).

Many theories are wrapped around this sudden death. He had sudden lyrics in his songs that matched up with his death. He also has a few tweets about blowing up and then suddenly dying. None of these are proven to be true.

Juice WRLD tweets on April 25, 2017, that left many fans thinking his death was fake

The music industry lost one of the biggest artists in this era and one of the last of the “Soundcloud rappers,” but Juice WRLD will always be remembered for his top charted music and his short but amazing career.