Rapper Juice WRLD died of accidental opioid overdose

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The Chicago-area rapper, whose real name is Jarad A. Higgins, was pronounced dead December 8 after a "medical emergency" at Chicago's Midway International Airport, according to authorities.

Juice WRLD, pictured performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June, died on December 8, 2019.

The rapper Juice WRLD died of an accidental opioid overdose, Chicago's medical examiner said Wednesday, one month after the rising artist suffered a seizure at one of the city's airports. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital he died shortly afterward. "Higgins died as a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity", the office's official Twitter account wrote in a post. He would go on to secure a deal with Interscope Records and collaborate with the likes of Future, Lil Uzi Vert and Brendon Urie, releasing his second studio album Death Race for Love early previous year.

"The Medical Examiner's Office has determined the cause and manner of death of 21-year-old Jarad A. Higgins".

Juice WRLD graduated in 2017 from Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. According to the rapper's management team, he ingested several pills including Percocets in an attempt to hide them from police while they were searching the plane.

Wallace also explained that her son's frequent references to drug use in his songs was his way of letting others know they weren't alone.

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