On Sunday, it was reported by TMZ that the Chicago-born rapper, real name is Jarad Anthony Higgins, died at the age of 21.
According to the outlet, the “Lucid Dreams” singer suffered a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport and was pronounced dead a short time later in hospital. Authorities confirmed Higgins died followed a “medical emergency” on Sunday morning.
Following the news of the 21-year-old’s death, celebrities including Zedd and DJ Snake have taken to social media to express their condolences.
DJ Snake wrote: “RIP JUICE WRLD.”
Singer Yung Baby Tate shared her condolences, writing: “Juice Wrld… way too young, way too bright. This is so sad. Prayers to his family and loved ones.”
Lil Nas also took to Twitter to honour the late rapper. “RIP Juice,” he wrote. “So sad how often this is happening lately to young talented rising artists.”
Makeup artist Jeffree Star said he had “no words” in response to the news.
“Waking up and reading this horrible news… RIP JUICE WRLD you were taken too soon,” Star wrote. “This hits so close to home I have no words.”
Fellow rapper Rich the Kid tweeted: “Nooo way not Juice Wrld somebody say this is not real.”
Among those expressing their grief over Juice Wrld’s death were professional video gamers, who knew of the rapper’s love of video games.
Joedat “Voyboy” Esfahani, a professional League of Legends esports player, wrote: “Life is just cruel man… Juice Wrld was such an incredible, poetic and beautiful soul. He was only 21 but captured my and so many hearts around the world with his music. Too young, too soon, too tragic. Rest in peace to the legend.”
A gamer who goes by Ninja wrote: “Waking up to Juice Wrld passing from a seizure… I loved his music and he was my most listened to artist in 2019. I’m heartbroken, my love goes out to his family and loved ones. Too soon man.”
Higgins is said to have predicted his own death in a track from his 2018 EP Too Soon… On the single “Legends,” the rapper said he “ain’t making it past 21”.