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Sunday morning, December 9 2019, the hip-hop community was struck with the sudden passing of 21-year-old rapper Juice WRLD.
The late Chicago rapper suffered a seizure early Sunday morning at Midway Airport where he was traveling back to his hometown to celebrate his birthday. According to Fox 32 Chicago, the rapper planned to celebrate his 21 years with his peers that Sunday evening. Traveling from California to Chicago, initially witnesses stated he suffered the seizure while walking through the airport, but the seizure occurred while authorities searched for contraband. Law enforcement sources also stated he was bleeding from the mouth when paramedics arrived on site. Although Juice was still conscious when he was transported, he was sadly pronounced dead a short time after arriving to the hospital.
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Story via TMZ – The private jet Juice WRLD flew on to Chicago was loaded down with 70 pounds of marijuana … and cops say people on the plane told them the rapper had popped several pills prior to suffering seizures. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the FBI confiscated the huge stash of weed from several suitcases that were on board the flight. We obtained this photo of the marijuana and luggage in the private jet terminal at Midway. According to law enforcement, several members of Juice’s team aboard the flight — which landed around 1 AM Sunday — told them Juice had taken “several unknown pills” prior to the seizures which led to him getting rushed to a hospital. Further, we’re told one of Juice’s associates told authorities the 21-year-old rapper has a Percocet problem. Our law enforcement sources also say a bottle of codeine cough syrup was found on the plane.
The “Lucid Dreams” rapper traveled on a private jet with his friends and during the last moments leading to his death, video footage shows Juice clowning around on the flight. According to new reports per TMZ, Juice allegedly had taken several unknown pills prior to his death. Authorizes also discovered the private jet was loaded with 70 pounds of marijuana and Juice actually passed while being searched for contraband. As an official autopsy is scheduled today, Juice had admitted in the past to abusing lean and taking prescription pills like Percocet.
As Juice’s star was further rising, he recently tribute the late XXXTentacion and Lil Peep after their untimely deaths and his recent uncovered tweet, Juice shared with his fans the following message:
It’s crazy how I’m the blink of an eye a life can be taken and in the same blink a life can be made. Life is the only thing besides love that holds more value then any type of currency..you can’t buy true love and you can’t purchase true life
The hip-hop community took to social media to remember the late rapper with messages of condolences and fond memories.
We continue to send our deepest condolences to Juice’s family, friends and all of fans he has impacted.
Rest In Peace Juice.