Juice Wrld whose real name is Jarad Anthony Higgins died while suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport. The Chicago born rapper gained his notoriety in 2018 with the release of the singles “All Girls Are The Same” and “Lucid Dreams” His album Goodbye and Good Riddance released in 2018 charted at number 6 on the Billboard 200. His second album Death Race For Love was released in 2019. It charted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and has been received with much critical acclaim.
According to TMZ Juice arrived on an early flight from California to Chicago. Witnesses say he suffered a seizure while walking through the airport.
Juice Wrld represented the standard when it comes to the new crop of millennial rappers that have come out recently. He turned down a spot on the coveted XXL Freshman cover and his star continued to rise after signing with Interscope.
Higgins joins an unfortunate list of rappers who have passed away in their early twenties within the past 2 years, This list includes Lil Peep, Mac Miller, XXXtentacion and Fredo Santa. All but one of the aforementioned artists have had public bouts with drugs and depression. “I dropped prescriptions to make me feel a ok, I know its all in my head” raps Juice Wrld on his song “Lucid Dreams”
Juice Wrld just turned 21 on December 2, 2019
Take a look at the video for “Lucid Dreams” below.
Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has died at the age of 27. In October of 2017 Fredo whose real name is Derrick Coleman announced on Instagram that he was hospitalized due to kidney failure.
“Been in here since Friday doctor say a n***a had kidney failure an liver failure,” he wrote. “I’m getting back to normal sorry to all my fans turbo bandana will not be dropping tomorrow due to my health issues thanks for everyone who prayed for a n***a I wouldn’t wish this on my worse enemy.”
Fredo is the cousin of fellow rapper Cheif Keef and rose to prominence in 2012. Fredo was in the process of recording and dropping his latest effort Walking Legend 2.He released his latest mixtape Fredo Kruger 2 in the fall of last year.
TMZ reported that Fredo was found dead on the floor of his LA home by his girlfriend. News of Fredo’s death has swept social media.
Lil B the Based God had this to say via Twitter
“Let one off in the air for fredo santana !! For life they cudnt stop that man SSR for life CHICAGO for life Chief Keef chop durk Reese Gino sd the whole Chicago what it do joe we living it up joe Chicago joe for life too fredo”
There is speculation that the drug known as “Lean” which has been known to cause seizures was the source of Fredo’s health problems. Fredo eluded to his drug use and mentioned that he may go to rehab because of it. “Hopefully I can be the face to sho n***as to slow down an we got our whole life ahead of us fuck being rock stars gettin high I got ptsd,” he said. “I was running from my old life tryna get high didn’t want to face them demons…I’m getting help I might just go to rehab.” he said on Twitter
Fredo is survived by his son Legend who was born last year.