Influencial Rapper Juice Wrld Died

A seizure kills rapper in Chicago airport

Ben Curtis, Reporter

Zach Mansi
Juice Wrld performing a concert in Kansas City

Born Jarad Anthony Higgins, the rapper Juice Wrld grew up in the suburbs of South Chicago. He started making music in high school and began to grow in popularity with support from fellow Chicago rappers such as Waka Flocka Flame. Juice Wrld first caught the attention of mainstream listeners in 2018, with the release of the single, “Lucid Dreams”. A widely known artist, he is loved by many teenagers for his emotional and relatable lyrics. Juice Wrld won the Billboard awards “Best New Artist” and turned 21 on December 2nd, 2019. On his way home to visit family, Juice Wrld suffered a seizure in the Chicago Midway airport. He was rushed to a hospital where he later died. Juice Wrld is the third young artist of this genre to die in the past 18 months, including XXXTENTACION and Lil Peep. The cause of the seizure and his death are yet to be determined.