Rap Star Juice WRLD Dies After Suffering Seizure

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Juice Wrld attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for MTV)
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Hip-hop star Juice WRLD has died after suffering a seizure at Midway airport in Chicago early Sunday morning, TMZ reports.

The 21-year-old rapper, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, began to suffer from what official say was an unknown medical issue some time after midnight Sunday morning. Emergency crews arrived at the airport at around 3:30 a.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

“Chicago police confirmed that a 21-year-old man suffered a medical emergency at the airport a short time earlier after getting off a private jet,” reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

Police and fire officials confirmed a 21-year-old male was transported from Midway to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. Chicago police said he experienced a “medical emergency.″

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said the transported man experienced cardiac arrest and was transported to a hospital from a Midway hanger away from the main terminal where private planes land.

Chicago police said they’re conducting a death investigation.

Rappers reacted in shock and sadness to the star’s death:

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😢😔 bye brother, love u dawg.. rip

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The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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