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Rapper Juice WRLD Dead At 21 After 'Medical Emergency'

Chicago-area rapper Juice WRLD, whose real name is Jarad A. Higgins, was confirmed dead Sunday after a "medical emergency'' at according to authorities.

The Cook County medical examiner's office was notified of the death of Higgins, of Homewood, on Sunday morning, according to office spokeswoman Natalia Derevyanny. An autopsy had not been conducted.

Witnesses told TMZ --which first reported the news --that the rapper suffered a seizure while walking through Chicago Midway International Airport. TMZ reported he had just arrived from California early on Sunday morning.

Juice WRLD died at 21. Image: Getty Images.

Police and fire officials confirmed a 21-year-old male was transported from Midway to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. Chicago police said he experienced a "medical emergency".

The rapper had also just completed a tour in Australia.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said the transported man experienced cardiac arrest and was transported to a hospital from a Midway hanger away from the main terminal where private planes land.

Police are investigating his death. Image: Getty Images.

Chicago police said they're conducting a death investigation.