Tributes to Juice Wrld, dead at 21

Tributes to Juice Wrld, dead at 21

US rapper Juice Wrld has died suddenly. He was 21

His death on Sunday was confirmed by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. A cause was not revealed, though it was reported he had a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport. 

The rapper, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, signed to BMG for publishing last year.

Thomas Scherer, EVP, BMG Los Angeles, said: “Juice Wrld is one of the most ambitious, dynamic, and prolific artists of his time, with a unique style all his own. Above all, as a person, he was kind, thoughtful, and generous. He had a vibrant soul, an authenticity full of energy, love, curiosity and music. We admire him as the person he was, as much as the person he was becoming. What he accomplished and achieved in such a short time, and at such a young age, is nothing short of extraordinary. We are absolutely devastated and mourn the loss of a young bright star gone far too soon. Our utmost heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, fans, Grade A and everyone he touched and inspired around the world. Juice Wrld forever.”

Ellie Goulding, who collaborated with Juice Wrld on her single Hate Me, described Higgins as a “sweet soul" who had "so much further to go".

US police are investigating the death.

Juice Wrld scored a run of Top 75 UK singles in the past 18 months. But he is best know for debut hit Lucid Dreams (Interscope/Polydor), which peaked at No.10 in summer 2018 and has sales of 955,171, according to the Official Charts Company. The single All Girls Are The Same did not chart but has sales of 255,578.

Juice Wrld also had three Top 30 albums chart entries, including Goodbye & Good Riddance (122,652 sales), the EP Wrld On Drugs with Future (21,793 sales) and Death Race For Love (52,352 sales), which was a US No.1. 

He made an impact after emerging via SoundCloud, which helped promote rising rappers including the late Xxxtentacion.

Fellow artists and songwriters, as well as industry execs, have paid tribute on social media.


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