Just weeks after a sold out Australian tour, Chicago rapper Juice Wrld has died after an incident at a US airport aged 21. He is understood to have been walking through Chicago’s Midway International Airport after landing from California when he fell ill.
The emerging hip hop star, legally named Jarad A. Higgins, was reportedly bleeding from the mouth when paramedics arrived. He was still conscious when he was rushed to hospital, where he was later declared dead. The cause of death is not yet known.
Juice Wrld had a growing fanbase in Australia, having just finished a November tour where he headlined the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney and Festival Hall in Melbourne. It was his second Australian tour of 2019, performing at Falls Festival and in a series of sideshows in January and February.