Hip-hop superstar Juice WRLD has reportedly died after suffering a seizure at Midway airport in Chicago, IL. He was just 21.


The reported passing happened at Chicago’s Midway Airport this morning, and his death was confirmed with the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Prior to his purported death, Juice Wrld had reportedly been on a flight from California that landed at Midway on Sunday morning. According to witnesses, the Chicago artist suffered the seizure while walking through the airport. Law enforcement and paramedics rushed to the scene, where the rapper was reportedly bleeding from the mouth. Juice was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death is currently unknown.



Born Jarad Anthony Higgins, the talented rapper first burst onto the scene last year when his single Lucid Dreams lifted all the way to No. 2 on the Hot 100. It would turn out to be not only his breakout smash, but one of many hit singles over a very short period of time. The track was originally featured on his mixtape 9 9 9, but after it became an international favorite, it was also included on his debut proper album Goodbye & Good Riddance. That set was released in May 2018, and it peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. Later in 2018, Juice WRLD teamed up with fellow hip-hop star Future for their collaborative album Wrld On Drugs, which stalled just one rung shy of ruling the Billboard 200.



The rapper conquered the same chart earlier this year with his second solo album Death Race for Love, which ruled for one frame in March. It’s been less than a year since he owned the Billboard 200, but Juice WRLD was already preparing his next release, which was tentatively scheduled to drop at some point this month. He returned to the Hot 100’s top 10 recently with YoungBoy Never Broke Again on “Bandit,” which became his second track to enter the highest tier and the latter’s first.




JuiceWRLD also had a feature on Travis Scott‘s enormous “AstroWorld” album, singing the hook on the track, “No Bystanders.”

The tributes for the rapper have already begun pouring in. See some of hip-hop’s reactions to the sad news of Juice Wrld’s passing below: