Rapper Juice Wrld Dead at Age 21

Hip-hop star Juice WRLD died unexpectedtly in his native Chicago on Sunday.

By Holly Passalaqua, Corinne Heller Dec 08, 2019 4:13 PMTags
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Rapper Juice Wrld has died at age 21, E! News has confirmed.

The Chicago-based hip-hop star, who just celebrated his birthday six days ago, had flown from California to Chicago's Midway Airport and suffered a seizure in the terminal soon after landing on Sunday morning, TMZ reported. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital.

A spokesperson for the Cook County Medical Examiner's office told E! News that Juice was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center at 3:14 a.m. and that an autopsy is due to be performed on Monday.

When asked about the rapper's death, Chicago police told E! News that a 21-year-old man had suffered a medical emergency and was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His death remains under investigation.

"Shortly after arriving to Chicago, he suffered what appears to be some type of medical emergency according to people traveling with him," a Chicago Police Department spokesperson tells E! News. "There were no signs of foul play and all individuals aboard the aircraft are cooperating with CPD and have given all of their information. Currently we are awaiting the Cook County medical examiner on the cause and manner of death."

In 2008, Juice signed a deal with what is now called Interscope Geffen A&M Records and received a whopping $3 million signing bonus, according to Billboard. That year, he released his debut single, "All Girls Are the Same," which was certified double platinum.

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"Juice made a profound impact on the world in such a short period of time," the record company said in a statement to E! News. "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." 

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Juice's second single, "Lucid Dreams," remains his most successful track. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart and being certified six times platinum. Also that year, Juice released a collaborate mixtape with FutureWrld on Drugs, which also reached No. 2 on the U.S. chart.

His most recent single, "Bandit," featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again, reached No. 10 and was certified gold.

Over the past couple of years, Juice had also collaborated with artists such as Young Thug, Ski Mask the Slump GodLil YachtyRM and Suga from BTS and Ellie Goulding.

Many celebs took to social media hours after Juice's death to pay tribute to the rapper.

Juice is survived by his mom and girlfriend.