Rapper Juice WRLD Died Of Accidental Overdose, Coroner Rules
JUICE WRLD -- real name Jared Anthony Higgins -- died last month aged 21 after a reported seizure after landing at Chicago airport.
Following his shock death, it has now been revealed by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office in Illinois the rapper died from an accidental overdose, with the office citing toxic levels of codeine and oxycodone in his system in the ruling.
“Higgins died as a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity,” the office wrote in a statement. “The manner of death is accident.”
Following the news, Higgins' family and music label, Grade A, posted a joint statement to the late star's social media accounts which announced plans to hold a memorial in Chicago as well as their plans to share the rapper's unreleased music in celebration of his life.
Prior to his death, the rapper had been forthcoming about his struggles with substance abuse, even eerily rapping in his song "Legends", "What's the 27 Club? We ain't making it past 21."
Juice WRLD had been on the path to superstardom at the time of his death, with his song "Lucid Dreams," reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, while "All Girls Are the Same," peaked at No. 41.
Higgins' death mirrors that of other artists among the "emo rap" genre, particularly Lil Peep -- real name Gustav Ahr -- who died October 2017 due to a fatal mix of Xanax and fentanyl at the age of 21, as well as fellow rapper XXXTentacion who was murdered in 2018 at the same age.