Rapper Juice Wrld has died aged 21 after he collapsed when his flight landed in Chicago.
Tributes have poured in from fans and musicians across the globe but who was the rising rap star and how did he die?
Juice Wrld was one of America’s hottest rising rap stars until his untimely death aged 21.
Who was Juice Wrld?
The troubled talent – who openly spoke of his battle with drug addiction – shot to fame in 2018 when his first hit Lucid Dreams barrelled into the US charts at No2 and No10 in the UK.
The American rapper, singer and songwriter was born in Chicago on December 2, 1998.
He learned to play the piano aged four and also went on to learn drums and guitar.
He died on Sunday, December 8, just six days after celebrating his 21st birthday.
Singer Juice Wrld turned 21 just six days before he died.
How did Juice Wrld die?
Juice suffered a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport on December 8, 2019 after getting off a flight from Chicago.
He was bleeding from the mouth when medics arrived, according to TMZ.
Initial tests have proved inconclusive but law enforcement sources believe he may have overdosed after the plane landed at about 1am on December 8, 2019.
The entertainment website has reported that paramedics spent 40 minutes trying to save him before he was taken to hospital at 2.55am.
But when they arrived at 3.06am, Juice was pronounced dead.
What was his real name?
Juice Wrld was born Jarad A Higgins on December 2, 1998, in Chicago.
Her originally recorded under the name JuicetheKidd before changing to Juice Wrld.
His stage name was reportedly inspired by Tupac Shakur‘s performance in the 1992 film Juice.
The budding rapper had a No1 album
What were Juice Wrld’s hit songs and albums?
Despite a very short career, his debut album was a sure success with Goodbye & Good Riddance reaching number four on the Billboard 200 chart and No25 in the UK.
However, it was his third album, Death Race For Love, which earned him his first number one on the US chart, reaching No23 in the UK.
The young star hit the music scene in 2018 with single Lucid Dreams which peaked at No2 on the US Billboard singles chart and No10 in the UK singles chart.
Juice Wrld also featured on Travis Scott‘s AstroWorld album and collaborated with a range of worldwide artists during his career including K-pop band BTS, Future and Ellie Goulding.
In early 2019 the rapper replaced Future as the guest act on Nicki Minaj’s European tour which spanned 19 dates.