Juice Wrld Dies at 21

Sophia Geranios, Reporter

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On Sunday, December 8th, twenty-one year old rapper Jarad Higgins, or Juice Wrld, was confirmed to be dead after a seizure and possibly a heart attack in Chicago’s Midway Airport. Security officials were searching the rapper and his crew’s luggage for suspected weapons and illicit drugs when the medical emergency occurred. Juice Wrld had previously been public about his struggle with addiction, although over 70 pounds of marijuana and six bottles of prescription codeine were found in the luggage as well as three pistols. A rumoured source says he swallowed several pills on site to evade police detection. After his seizure, Higgins was rushed to a nearby hospital where he then passed at around 3:15 a.m. It is still unclear whether the rapper’s death had anything to do with his drug issues, but his longtime girlfriend Ally Lotti revealed to the authorities he had recently picked up an addiction to pain-killer drug Percocet.Image result for juice wrld

Sunday the 15th, at the music festival Rolling Loud, Lotti and other rappers held a tribute to Higgins. Artists like Boogie wit da Hoodie, YBN Cordae, Ski Mask the Slump God performed, and Lotti delivered an emotional speech. 

Many suspicions surround Juice Wrld’s death. Fans have begun to question the rapper’s mortality after the discovery of something he tweeted in April of 2017 that reads “My goal is to get overly famous, shine for a couple years…then fake my death.” The concept that Juice might have staged his death has fanned the flames of hope for these young fans. 

Another conspiracy surrounding him is that Juice Wrld’s death seemed to have been predicted. The app Tik Tok had a popular trend months ago that consisted of users faking a seizure to his song ‘Lucid Dreams’. While most likely a slightly terrifying coincidence, that is seemingly all it was. However, the proof doesn’t stop here. A lyric in one of his songs ‘Legends’ says “What’s the 27 club? We ain’t making it past 21”. A harmless rap song turned into a haunting prediction of the future. 

The sudden surge of young rappers passing has been difficult on the rap community and it’s fans. Juice Wrld will be among several other rappers to die under the age of 30, along with XXXTentacion, Lil Peep, and Mac Miller.