Sudden death of Juice WRLD at Chicago airport

Billboard’s best new artist this year, Juice WRLD whose real name is Jarad Higgens, 21, died Sunday after suffering a medical episode at Chicago’s Midway Airport.
2:59 | 12/09/19

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We'll switch gears and turn to the sudden and shocking death of rap star juice world. The 21-year-old who is named billboard's best new artist suffered a medical emergency and tributes streaming in and Eva pilgrim has the latest. Juice world seemed to be on top of the world. His music career exploding and "Lose you to love me" had almost 4 million "Lucid dreams." How could he die so unexpectedly I have these lucid dreams where I can't move a thing Reporter: This morning the music world in shock after the sudden death of 21-year-old rapper juice world. The artist whose real name is Jarad Higgins topped charts with "Lucid dreams" and collaborated with big name art hits raging from bts to Travis Scott. He died Sunday after suffering a medical episode at Chicago's midway airport where he had just landed in a private jet reportedly collapsing from a seizure as he walked through the airport. Need an ambulance. Got a guy seizuring in here. Reporter: He died shortly at the hospital. He mused about his own mortality referencing the long list of famous singers who died by the age of 27. What's the 27 club when ain't making it past 21 Reporter: He turned 21 just last week. Juice got his start posting songs to soundcloud. His career quickly taking off. Juice world. Reporter: Earlier billboard naming him best new artist. I'm really all right now by I just want to thank god, thank all my supporters. Thank all my fans. And, yeah, I'm glad to be here. It's a blessing. Reporter: His record label releasing a statement saying juice made a profound impact on the world in such a short period of time. He was a gentle soul whose creativity knew no bounds and an exceptional human being, an artist who loved and cares for his fans move everything else. To lose someone so kind and so close to our hearts is devastating. The tributes to the young rapper pouring in. Fellow Chicago native chance the rapper calling him a legend saying he knows our hearts. Millions of people, not just in Chicago, but around the world are hurting because of this and don't know what to make of it. I'm sorry. Love you and god bless your singer Ellie Goulding who recently collaborated with juice tweeting, I can't believe it. You were such a sweet soul. You had so much further to go. You were just getting started. You'll be missed, juice. And his autopsy is scheduled for today. Many hoping it will give them some sort of answers as to why this happened. As you said, so many tributes pouring in. Incredibly talented. He collaborated with so many artists of all kinds of genres really crossing all the thresholds. 21. Just turned 21. Thanks for that.

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