Juice Wrld Biography – Wiki
Jarad Anthony Higgins was born on December 2, 1998 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He was known as a as Juice Wrld. He was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was known for his singles “All Girls Are the Same” and “Lucid Dreams” which helped him gain a recording contract with Lil Bibby’s Grade A Productions and Interscope Records.
Juice Wrld Age
He was 21 years old.
Early life & Education
Jarad Higgins was born on December 2, 1998, in Chicago, Illinois. In 1999, he moved to Homewood, Illinois, and attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School. His parents divorced when he was three years old and his father left, leaving his mother to raise him as a single mother alongside one older brother.
Higgins’ mother was very religious and conservative, and did not let him listen to hip hop. He was, however, allowed to listen to rock and pop music he found on video games such as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Guitar Hero, which introduced him to artists such as Billy Idol, Blink-182, Black Sabbath, Fall Out Boy, Megadeth, and Panic! at the Disco.
Higgins was a heavy drug user during his childhood and teens. He began drinking lean in sixth grade and using percocets and xanax in 2013. Higgins also smoked cigarettes, quitting in his last year of high school due to health issues.
He first learned to play the piano at four years old, having been inspired by his mother who later began paying for lessons, followed by guitar and drums. Higgins also played trumpet for band class. In his sophomore year of high school, he started posting songs to his SoundCloud which he recorded on his cell phone. Around this time, Higgins began to take rapping more seriously.
Cause of Death
The rapper Juice WRLD died of an accidental opioid overdose, Chicago´s medical examiner said Wednesday, one month after the rising artist suffered a seizure at one of the city´s airports.
“The manner of death is accident,” the Cook County Medical Examiner´s Office said of the December 8th death of the 21-year-old, who was born Jarad Higgins.
“The Office determined that Higgins died as a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity” — powerful painkillers in the same drug family as morphine and heroin.
Authorities reportedly had been waiting for the artist´s private plane to land at Midway International Airport on suspicion he had contraband. They discovered drugs, guns and ammunition.
When the rapper began “convulsing” an FBI agent administered two doses of Narcan — an emergency treatment when opioid overdose is suspected — which awoke him though he remained incoherent, according to The Chicago Tribune newspaper.
The musician was pronounced dead at 3:14 am at a nearby hospital, approximately an hour after the plane landed.
Juice WRLD is the latest in a string of famous musicians to die of an opioid overdose in recent years. Prince and Tom Petty were among the biggest names.
Fellow rapper Lil Peep suffered an accidental overdose of fentanyl and Xanax in 2017.
Both he and Juice WRLD were of a generation known as the “SoundCloud rappers” — a subgenre that takes its name from the streaming platform where its artists first find fame.
The crop of artists in recent years has become a disruptive movement in hip-hop, combining a lo-fi underground sound with raw, heart-wrenching lyrics leading some to dub them “emo rappers.”
These musicians whose careers are built on internet stardom often rap about popping pills, notably Xanax, an anti-anxiety medication.