Juice WRLD, a young rapper who previously toured with Nicki Minaj, has died, PEOPLE confirmed. He was 21.
The rapper, whose real name is Jarad Anthony Higgins, died on Sunday shortly after having a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport, according to a report from TMZ, which first reported on the news.
The outlet reported that the rapper remained conscious while en route to a local hospital, where he died shortly after.
Chicago police confirmed to the Chicago Sun-Times that a man, 21, had suffered a medical emergency at Chicago’s Midway Airport after disembarking from a private jet around 2 a.m. Police also confirmed the man was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
A spokesperson for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed to PEOPLE that they had been “notified of the death of Jarad A. Higgins.” An autopsy has yet to be performed.
His cause of death is not immediately known.
The Chicago Police Department did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for information.
The artist celebrated his 21st birthday on Dec. 2, just under a week before his death.
In the last Instagram post, which was shared on his account earlier this week, the rapper said that he planned to celebrate his special day “all week.”
“U were just giving me tips on how to battle my anxiety, rest easy juice,” fellow rapper Lil Tecca commented on the post after news of Juice’s death was announced.
“Damn man I’m sooo sorry,” added Lil Keed in a separate comment. “This s— is f— up and I wanna say u will be truly miss young king.”
Lil Yachty, who collaborated with Juice before his death, also posted a social media tribute, writing, “bye brother, love u dawg.. rip.”View this post on Instagram
bye brother, love u dawg.. rip
A post shared by FaZe Boat (@lilyachty) on Dec 8, 2019 at 7:28am PST
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