Coroner Rules Rapper Juice WRLD Died From Accidental Drug Overdose
A coroner has revealed that rapper Juice WRLD died from an accidental drug overdose.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the 21-year-old had a toxic level of oxycodone and codeine in his system when he died late last year.
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
- Cook County ME (@CookCountyME) January 22, 2020
The artist, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, has been open in the past about his struggles with codeine.
He tweeted in July last year that he was done with the painkiller and when a fan replied asking him to 'pls' stay away from it, he replied with: "Bae I'm sorry I be tweaking, you've put up with more than ppl know I know I be scaring you, f**k Codeine I'm done.
"I love you and im letting it be known publicly that ain't s**t f**king up the real love I found. Learn from this everyone. Addiction kills all but you can overcome."
Police confirmed that the 21-year-old suffered a medical emergency at the airport about 2am on 8 December after getting off a private jet. He was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.
Following his death, fans posted heartbreaking lyrics by the artist that hinted at his views on dying young.
His song 'Legends' contained the lyric, which read: "What's the 27 Club? We ain't making it past 21."
Many have shared the same words, with some saying they were the first thing that came to their minds after hearing the tragic news.
One person wrote: "'All legends die young,' 'We ain't makin it past 21' RIP @JuiceWorlddd I can't believe it man, hands down one of my favorite artists. Passed away at 21 too..."
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Juice WRLD shot to fame on the back of his 2018 album Goodbye and Good Riddance, which reached number six on the Billboard 200.
Bae I'm sorry I be tweaking, you've put up with more than ppl know I know I be scaring you, fuck Codeine I'm done. I love you and im letting it be known publicly that ain't shit fucking up the real love I found. Learn from this everyone. Addiction kills all but you can overcome https://t.co/VB3qxHXodL
- . (@JuiceWorlddd) July 9, 2019
The single 'Lucid Dreams' also reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The singer had recently played shows in Australia and was due to perform in Los Angeles on 14 December.
Other artists paid tribute to Juice WRLD, with Lil Yachty posting a photograph of them both together, with the caption: "Bye brother, love u dawg... rip."
Writing on Twitter, Father wrote: "Fam what, RIP to that young man Juice."
Omen wrote: "Rest in peace Juice Wrld. gone too soon. prayers to his family and loved ones."
Not3s wrote: "R.I.P Juice Wrld, real talent."
One person said: "You helped me through the hardest year of my life and i'll forever remember you for that. a legend gone too soon. juice wrld had so much ahead of him."
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