Juice Wrld died from ‘accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine’ according to a toxicology report.
The rapper died, aged 21, at the beginning of December, after suffering a seizure at Chicago airport – shortly after arriving at the terminal on a flight from California.
It was reported that Juice, who has worked with the likes of Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott, took ‘several unknown pills’ during the flight and a newly released toxicology report has determined his cause of death as an accidental overdose of ‘oxycodone and codeine’, reports People.
A tweet posted by Cook County’s Medical Examiner read: ‘The Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause and manner of death of 21-year-old Jarad A. Higgins. ‘Higgins died as a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity. The manner of death is accident. @JuiceWorlddd #Juicewrld.’
Chicago-born musician Juice, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, had celebrated his 21st birthday on 2 December just days before his death. His last Instagram post boasted of his plans for week-long celebrations, as he wrote: ‘Yesterday was my actual bday im celebrating all week doe 999 s**t [sic].’
A funeral for Juice was held in Illinois on 13 December last month. Juice Wrld rose to prominence in 2018 with his hit song Lucid Dreams, which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. His song All Girls Are The Same, was remixed by Lil Uzi Vert and drew the attention of Interscope Records, who then signed him to a multi-million dollar contract. The rapper also appeared on Travis Scott’s chart-topping album Astroworld, singing the hook on No Bystanders. His debut album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, reached number four on the Billboard 200 chart but it was his second album, Death Race For Love, which earned him his first number one on the chart. Juice Wrld also collaborated with artists including Future and Ellie Goulding. Ellie paid tribute to the rapper on Twitter following news of his death, along with a host of other celebs including Chance The Rapper and Tana Mongeau.Photo Credit: Getty