Cause of US rapper’s sudden death revealed

Rapper Juice WRLD, who died shortly after getting off a private jet in Chicago, suffered an accidental overdose of opioid painkillers, officials have confirmed.

The young performer, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, fell ill at the city’s Midway airport following a flight from LA on 8 December, and died in hospital shortly afterwards. He had celebrated his 21st birthday just days earlier.

Guns, metal-piercing bullets and drugs were found on the plane by police and federal agents.

Juice Wrld poses with the award for Best New Artist during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards
Image:The rapper was named best new artist at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards

Higgins did wake up after suffering convulsions at the airport, after being treated with Narcan, a medication to block the effects of opioids.

However, he remained incoherent and was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Centre in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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