Jared Anthony Higgins, known to the world as Juice WRLD died early Sunday morning (Dec. 8). The 21-year-old Chicago rapper suffered a cardiac arrest at Chicago Midway airport shortly after his private plane landed. Higgins was rushed to a nearby Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 3:14 a.m.
Higgins’ record label, Grade A/Interscope Records, released a statement confirming his death, “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 an artist who loved and cared for his fans above everything else.”
Higgins independently released a number of projects, two studio albums through Grade A/Interescope, Goodbye & Good Riddance and Death Race for Love, and found a lot of success through a string of gold and platinum releases.
Some die-hard fans of have speculated that the artist prophesied his own death, highlighting verses from his 2018 song, “Legends”:
I usually have an answer to the question
But this time I’m gon’ be quiet (this time)
Ain’t nothing like the feeling of uncertainty, the eeriness of silence
This time, it was so unexpected
Last time, it was the drugs he was lacing
All legends fall in the making
Sorry truth, dying young, demon youth
What’s the 27 Club?
We ain’t making it past 21
I been going through paranoia
So I always gotta keep a gun
Damn, that’s the world we live in now
Yeah, hold on, just hear me out
They tell me I’ma be a legend
I don’t want that title now
‘Cause all the legends seem to die out
What the fuck is this about?
Could the rapper have been hinting at something or just overly paranoid about his success? Needless to say, fans around the world are paying tribute to Juice WRLD. Gone much too soon!