Juice wrld Death: American rapper, singer, and songwriter Jarad Anthony Higgins, stage name Juice Wrld (pronounced “juice world”; stylized as Juice WRLD), passed away on March 31, 2019. Midway through the 2010s, he rose to prominence as a pioneer of the emo rap and SoundCloud rap scenes. His chosen moniker comes from the 1992 film Juice and, in his words, symbolizes “taking over the globe.”
Higgins started out as an unsigned artist in 2015, but by 2017 he had acquired a record deal with Grade A Productions and Interscope Records. His breakthrough came with “Lucid Dreams,” which reached #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was certified diamond. Singles “All Girls Are the Same,” “Lean wit Me,” “Wasted,” and “Armed and Dangerous” also included on his triple-platinum debut album Goodbye & Good Riddance (2018).
His 2019 album Death Race for Love featured the smash hit “Robbery” and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, following his 2018 mixtape Wrld on Drugs collaboration with Future.
Juice Wrld Death
On the morning of December 8, 2019, after landing at Chicago’s Midway Airport, Juice suffered a devastating seizure. When paramedics arrived, he was allegedly bleeding profusely from the mouth. Although preliminary analyses yielded conflicting results, we now know that the rapper was severely overdosing on oxycodone and codeine at the time of the seizure.
More footage of Juice Wrld on his private jet which was headed to Chicago. Seems like everything was good and everyone including him was in high spirits until he landed. 😢 pic.twitter.com/ayDP0LXyeW
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) December 8, 2019
It wasn’t until 2.55 a.m. that he was finally transferred to the hospital after paramedics had spent 40 minutes trying to rescue him. Tragically, Juice was pronounced dead at 3:06 a.m. when they finally arrived.
Six bottles of codeine cough medicine, seventy pounds of marijuana, two 9mm pistols, a 40-caliber pistol, a high-capacity ammo magazine, and a metal-piercing bullet were discovered aboard his plane by the police.
The autopsy found that he had died from an accidental overdose.
Juice Wrld’s death TikTok conspiracy theory
In 2019, shortly after the death of the rapper Juice Wrld, a notion emerged on TikTok positing that he is still alive. Insider reported that months before his death, there was a trend on the video-sharing platform TikTok of users pretending to have a seizure while listening to his song “Lucid Dreams.”
This hypothesis emerged since it was reported that Juice Wrld had a seizure just before his death. Some others were also persuaded that Juice Wrld was not actually dead because of what he had said in the past. The musician wrote on April 24, 2017, “My goal is to get extremely famous, shine for a couple years..then fake my death” alongside a coffin emoji.
Juice Wrld Career
The first year of high school was formative for Higgins as an artist. In 2015, he debuted as JuicetheKidd with the publication of his debut single, “Forever,” on SoundCloud. For the most part, Higgins’s earliest recordings were made on his phone and posted to SoundCloud when he was a sophomore.
Inspired by rapper Tupac Shakur’s role in the film Juice, he originally went by the moniker JuicetheKidd, but he later changed it to Juice Wrld in the hopes of boosting his career. According to an interview he gave to WHTA in Atlanta, Georgia, Higgins explained that the “represents taking over the globe” element of his stage name was previously meaningless.
The Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause and manner of death of 21-year-old Jarad A. Higgins.
Higgins died as a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity.
The manner of death is accident.@JuiceWorlddd #Juicewrld
— Cook County ME (@CookCountyME) January 22, 2020
In 2017, Higgins dropped “Too Much Cash,” his first single with longtime collaborator and producer Nick Mira. Higgins worked in a factory while he released music and projects on SoundCloud, but he was so unhappy there that he was let go after only two weeks.
Higgins joined the online collective Internet Money and on June 15, 2017, released his first full-length EP, titled 9 9 9. His breakthrough single, titled “Lucid Dreams,” helped increase his fan base. For a short while at the beginning of 2017, Higgins also went by the stage name Juice.
Midway through 2017, he started getting props from rap stars like Waka Flocka Flame and Southside, as well as his fellow Chicagoans G Herbo and Lil Bibby. Soon after, he inked a deal with Grade A Productions, a record company co-owned by Lil Bibby.