Celeb Tributes Flow In For Rapper Juice WRLD After He Passes Away Aged 21
Rapper Juice WRLD, one of hip-hop's rising stars, has died, according to multiple media reports. He was 21. TMZ broke the news that the rapper suffered a seizure in Chicago's Midway Airport after a flight from Los Angeles early Sunday morning (December 8). He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death is not yet known. He recently celebrated his birthday on December 2.
Juice made a profound impact on the world in such a short period of time. 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. pic.twitter.com/DsVNGNaMZK
— Interscope Records (@Interscope) December 8, 2019
Juice WRLD, born Jarad Anthony Higgins, was on the cusp of becoming a household name. He recorded his first song, "Forever," in 2015. Over the next couple of years, he began to hone his style, eventually catching attention from G. Herbo and Lil Bibby. Juice WRLD first broke through the mold in 2018 with "All Girls Are The Same," followed by his breakthrough hit "Lucid Dreams," a therapeutic song about heartbreak that samples Sting's "Shape Of My Heart." The song peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100. He dropped his now-platinum debut studio album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, later that year. The success of the LP led to him collaborating with Future on a project, WRLD On Drugs, that also dropped in 2018.
Earlier this year, Juice WRLD returned with his much-hyped sophomore album Death Race For Love, which debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart upon its release in March. The rapper also collaborated with some of the biggest names in pop, including Halsey ("Without Me"), Ellie Goulding ("Hate Me"), and BTS ("All Night"), cementing his status as one of the most sought-after young names in the industry. He was undeniably on a meteoric rise.
Fans, friends, and collaborators around the world took to social media to pay their respects to the fallen rapper.
rip JUICE WRLD 💔
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) December 8, 2019
Wow, I can not believe this. Rip my brother juice world 😭😭😭
— cookin up LB3 (@lilyachty) December 8, 2019
rest in peace JuiceWrld. gone too soon. prayers to his family and loved ones.
— omen (@omen) December 8, 2019
This is insane. Rest in peace Juice Wrld. Way too young mannn. ☹️
— Rich Brian (@richbrian) December 8, 2019
Bro i just woke up and found out you are gone !!!! No Wayyyyyy !!! RIP JUICEWRLD 😔
— GUAPDAD 4000 (@guapdad4000) December 8, 2019
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) December 8, 2019
RIP Juice WRLD :( Damn Too Young
— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) December 8, 2019
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