Juice WRLD Dead at 21

2019-12-08 by ian b | 64 Comments
Jarad Higgins (AKA Juice WRLD), who was a still up and coming emo-rap superstar, has passed away at the age of 21.

On the morning of December 8, 2019, Higgins had experienced a lethal seizure after getting off of a morning flight from California back to his hometown of Chicago. The rapper was apparently fine until he started walking through the airport, where he collapsed, and paramedics have reported that he was then bleeding from the mouth upon arrival. While he was alive and conscious when the paramedics arrived, he later died shortly after he was rushed to a local hospital. The emo-leaning pop crooner was best known for the massive hits "Lucid Dreams", "All Girls Are The Same", "Bandit", among many others. Higgins had just turned 21 only six days before his untimely passing.

In June 2018, after the death of the controversial XXXTENTACION, Juice WRLD had dropped a song discussing many issues of mental health, drug abuse, and untimely death in the new wave of rap on his tribute to Lil Peep and XXXTENTACION, called "Legends".

You can stream the song here:


”what's the 27 club? we ain't even making it past 21.”

Tagged: Juice WRLD

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Sinternet
December 9th 2019
21412 Comments


RIP horrible news, this dude was younger than me, can't imagine your life ending that early

he also did a ton of community work back in Chicago from what I've heard

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Slex
Contributing Reviewer
December 9th 2019
9157 Comments


This really is just tremendously sad, RIP

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haesslichermensch
December 9th 2019
28 Comments


Today is the first time I even heard of that guy. Anyways .. Another one bites the dust. RIP

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Slex
Contributing Reviewer
December 9th 2019
9157 Comments


Nobody cares if you've never heard of him lol

Darius the Great
December 9th 2019
21243 Comments


that really sucks

onionbubs
December 9th 2019
12238 Comments


this is fucking gutting man rip

oltnabrick
December 9th 2019
38631 Comments


RIP


the unreleased song he has with lil tracy is really good. got me through a weird time earlier this year. gonna listen and rem·i·nisce

https://soundcloud.com/beefnuggets-1/juice-wrld-lil-tracy-play-fair

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momentzuhclarity
December 9th 2019
50 Comments


holy shit lucid dreams is such a great song. RIP dude..

Skoj
December 9th 2019
1832 Comments


poor Ski Mask. Dude loses Peep, X, and now Juice all within 2 years. Hope the dude is alright.


But also fuck X, he was scum through death.

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
December 9th 2019
9157 Comments


[2] to that whole comment

botb
December 9th 2019
13548 Comments


Rip, nobody deserves to go that early

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
December 9th 2019
25208 Comments


Feel so bad for ski
RIP hard...

MrCoffee
December 9th 2019
87 Comments


RIP son

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Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
December 9th 2019
43097 Comments


horrible, RIP

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TheGreatQ
December 9th 2019
2889 Comments


Fuck, RIP

Casavir
December 9th 2019
3926 Comments


Had no idea he was that young before this tbh. Sad to see someone go this young.

xfearbefore
December 9th 2019
1874 Comments


Had a ton of talent and even more potential, felt like he had barely tapped into that potential, devastating news. Even more devastating when you go back to his reactions to XXX and Lil Peep's deaths.

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bigguytoo9
December 9th 2019
665 Comments


Saw this as my first news post at 9am this morning. Sad, I dont like the music much but RIP to him anyway. 21 is too young.

oltnabrick
December 9th 2019
38631 Comments


wtf chilll

GoldenWrapper
December 9th 2019
33 Comments


RIP to a sadboi legend. My brother glorified this dude. Truly saddening news

Morningrise767
December 9th 2019
1366 Comments


21 is too young man R.I.P

evilford
December 9th 2019
42370 Comments


Never heard of him but rip

ian b
December 9th 2019
605 Comments


change that then otherwise no one rlly cares i mean,,,, lol

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Ryus
December 9th 2019
18175 Comments


thats sad as hell
rip juice

EphemeralEternity
December 9th 2019
3471 Comments


He actually foreshadowed his own death in one of his lyrics “I ain’t making it past 21” but no matter how fast you live that’s too young to die rip

RolyPoly
December 9th 2019
504 Comments


Wth rip

I liked lucid dreams when it would come on amp radio, how sad

hal1ax
December 9th 2019
14470 Comments


rip juice

RoundOnEndHiInMiddle
December 9th 2019
921 Comments


RIP. by all accounts a good and kind soul. hadn't even reached his full potential yet and still dropped major hits. so much of his stuff is going to be so hard to listen to now.

ConcubinaryCode
December 9th 2019
5010 Comments


So wtf happened?

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
December 9th 2019
19271 Comments


it says it in the article right there
not hard to miss

EphemeralEternity
December 9th 2019
3471 Comments


I think he meant why would a 21 year old die of a seizure i.e. did he have an underlying condition or what concoction of drugs was in his system but I'm not sure we'll get an answer for a while and it doesn't really matter

Ignimbrite
December 9th 2019
6576 Comments


RIP, my man. guy was a good dude and a legit musician.

may his art give him life beyond this tragedy.

DreamAgain
December 9th 2019
1167 Comments


emo rap superstar

iChuckles
December 9th 2019
315 Comments


Super bummed about this. "Fast" and "Hear Me Calling" were two of my most played songs this year. It's heartbreaking that him, Lil Peep and XXX all died one year apart from each other with none of them being older than 21.

madrigal30
December 9th 2019
481 Comments


jesus this is sad. like, not the hugest fan of his stuff, but i have loads of respect for the dude and he was a really legit good person. it's sad to see him go so goddamn early.

hobblepot
December 9th 2019
2408 Comments


never really liked his music, but that's awful. way too young, rip

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Imperial
December 9th 2019
1807 Comments


Maybe there is a mental health issue in the United States?

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madrigal30
December 9th 2019
481 Comments


imp, i agree there is but homie died of a seizure.

IAmScott
December 9th 2019
385 Comments


Had no idea who he was, also did not know he was this involved in his community, wish there was more publicity on this. RIP

ian b
December 9th 2019
605 Comments


yeah he was a great influence to his community. i'm sure they're devastated right now ugh

also @madrigal and Imperial, it was a seizure due to drug withdrawals from on and off extreme abuse of them, it's unfortunate as he was trying to get off of the pills again but he def did a lot of lean in his final weeks if you look at pictures of him. plus it's the same shit that made Lil Wayne have multiple seizures, and led to Fredo Santana developing a seizure disorder that killed him within just a few months. we really do have a mental health issue that's causing a lot of violence, substance abuse, corruption, pain, and a huge division in our country. things just need to change ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Bedex
December 9th 2019
720 Comments


rip but who edited the artist description on his sput page to 'An American Hip-Hop rapper currently dead in Chicago, Illinois'

'currently dead'

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Spluger
December 9th 2019
1972 Comments


. Listened to Goodbye & Good Riddance a lot last winter. This one hurts.

momentzuhclarity
December 9th 2019
50 Comments


honestly fucking gutted about this.

Squanchy
December 9th 2019
12 Comments


RIP. 21 is just too young to pass away. When the autopsy comes out, if it does end up being drug-related, then I wish society could open our eyes to what the artist of a song is saying versus just "ayee this shit slaps." Guy very evidently had a substance abuse issue and we just kinda mindlessly jammed his songs until it was the death of him. Idk, it's tragic and I wish we'd stop idolizing drug use. He was just a kid who needed some help.

EphemeralEternity
December 9th 2019
3471 Comments


I mean what were people really supposed to do? Stop listening to his music to send a message that they don’t agree with his drug abuse? It’s up to those who knew him closest to try and intervene, and most of all up to him to make the first step. I think the chips are stacked against you when you’re a emo rapper given that drug abuse is possibly the biggest theme so people get desensitised to hearing about it

TabulaRasa6
December 10th 2019
53 Comments


Never really listened to his music, but man, going out at 21 like that is just horrible...
Hope the dude is in a better place now. Condolences to his family, friends, and fans.
R.I.P.

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Squanchy
December 10th 2019
12 Comments


@EphemeralEternity no, and re-reading my character capped comment, I realize that sounds like the solution i was proposing. I agree that intervention was needed by his friends/family, but I feel like the masses being desensitized to the lyrics contributes to the issue. It thrusts an individual with a problem into fame, creating a vicious cycle where their drug abuse fuels their music and vice versa. It's one we should at least be privy to

HiItsMeAgain
December 10th 2019
15 Comments


R.I.P

TheManMachine
December 10th 2019
87 Comments


https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/12/juice-wrld-pills-marijuana/

Morpha
December 10th 2019
126 Comments


Everytime its always the same "he was too young" or single R.I.P. comments its really disrespectful if you really cared about him at all you would be able to muster up something better then that

rabidfish
December 10th 2019
5646 Comments


Too young, rip

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johnnyblaze
December 10th 2019
3258 Comments


too young, rip

don't do drug kids, only smoke weed.

QuinnObropta
December 10th 2019
144 Comments


ryan key murdered him

Spec
December 10th 2019
35830 Comments


he was too young

rip

Dimorphic
December 10th 2019
1147 Comments


I'm not gonna say it's not a shame because obviously I don't want anyone to actually die at such a young age, but at a certain point you have to wonder if it's almost part of the scene / culture to abuse these drugs to such an extent. I swear it's all the young generation of rappers who are dying so young of overdoses of the same drugs. Is it a question of medical culture in terms of how easy it is to get access to these things? Or maybe the romanticised / almost fetishised image of the sadboi persona? I completely shun the argument that it's simply individual cases of people with depression dying of overdoses. Young people in the music scene have always been depressed and always used drugs. Really interesting.

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botb
December 10th 2019
13548 Comments


“Everytime its always the same "he was too young" or single R.I.P. comments its really disrespectful if you really cared about him at all you would be able to muster up something better then that“

I think that’s infinitely more respectful than these dorks that come on here and preface what they say with “I NEVER CARED FOR HIS MUSIC BUT...”

Dimorphic
December 10th 2019
1147 Comments


botb, tbh I disagree, as I am assuming your unfinished quote would traditionally say something like "but this is such a shame, he was too young to leave us!" or something. It's effectively the exact same comment showing the same level of respect. If anything, it's showing more respect for the actual human who lost their life by stating that you are sad for the despite not liking what they did with their career / life. Maybe you could argue quantities but to argue it's infinitely (or even greatly) in either direction seems wrong to me.

Sinternet
December 10th 2019
21412 Comments


no i agree with botb, thats a disrespectful comment to make, if anyone cared the least about this rather than just trying to appear upstanding they wouldn't need to qualify that they didn't like their music, because thats of no importance to paying respects

Dimorphic
December 10th 2019
1147 Comments


Yeah that's a fair point tbh, didn't consider that.

Eons
December 11th 2019
2461 Comments


i think people should stop glorifying this toxic emo/drug/suicidal hip-hop culture that's developing. I mean understanding where it's coming from is important but it seems like many people are sort of enjoying being depressed like it's some thing now just to be taken lightly. It's trendy now. But really these people are suffering behind the scenes. it's like a vicious cycle. the artists are struggling for whatever reason, they're on drugs, etc. and then they make the music and people like it and relate to it but they're glorifying the tragedy and the drug use, etc. it's all very toxic

too many young people dying

rabidfish
December 11th 2019
5646 Comments


lmao dude didn't kill himself, he did something very stupid under stress he couldn't handle cuz he was basically an unsupervised child.

death-driven? maybe. Not suicidal.

Eons
December 11th 2019
2461 Comments


i disagree, if you live this way you must not value your life very much. suicidal themes are a big part of the emo rap trend today. i said the culture is suicidal, and it is, even if this particular person didn't commit suicide.

rabidfish
December 11th 2019
5646 Comments


i think there's a difference between actively seeking to end your life and not caring a lot if you live or die. Tossing the word "suicidal" misses the point. Lots of people aren't suicidal, it's just getting harder and harder to justify our own existance. I can totally understand that feeling and i see why a musical movement that dwellves on those feelings and anxieties would gain relevance. Cuz it's fucking happening to a lot of people.

botb
December 11th 2019
13548 Comments


It’s almost as if addiction is a disease and these kids aren’t getting the help they deserve



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