Jarad Anthony Higgins, known professionally as Juice Wrld is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. His stage name is derived from the film Juice and he stated it represents “taking over the world”.
Jarad Anthony Higgins was born on December 2, 1998, in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in the South Suburbs spending his childhood in Calumet Park and later moving to Homewood, where he attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School and graduated in 2017. His parents divorced when he was three years old, and his father left, leaving his mother to raise him and an older brother as a single parent.
Higgins began his career as an independent artist in 2015 and signed a recording contract with Grade A Productions and Interscope Records in 2017.
He gained recognition with his now diamond-certified 2018 single “Lucid Dreams”, which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Higgins died following a drug overdose on December 8, 2019. His first posthumous album, Legends Never Die (2020), matched chart records for most successful posthumous debut and for most U.S. top-ten entries from one album, while the single “Come & Go” (with Marshmello) became Higgins’ second song to reach number two on the Hot 100.
His second posthumous album, Fighting Demons, was released in 2021 alongside the documentary film Juice Wrld: Into the Abyss, and contained the US top 20 single “Already Dead”.
Full Name: Jarad Anthony Higgins
Date of Birth: December 2, 1998
Birth Place: Oak Lawn, Illinois, U.S.
Profession: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter
Networth: $4 Million
Personal Life: Higgins had a history of drug abuse that began at an early age, and he spoke openly about his experiences. His mother claimed that he was also dealing with anxiety and depression on top of his battle with drug addiction.
Higgins had agreed to attend drug rehabilitation weeks prior to his death.
He was living in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Ally Lotti, at the time of his death.
The pair revealed that they were dating via Instagram in November 2018.
Death: According to Wiki, On December 8, 2019, Higgins was aboard a private Gulfstream jet flying from Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles to Midway International Airport in Chicago.
Law enforcement officers were waiting for the jet to arrive, having been notified by federal agents, while the flight was en route, that they suspected there were guns and drugs on the plane.
Law enforcement officials later revealed that they found 70 lb (32 kg) of marijuana on the aircraft and said several members of Higgins’ management team aboard the flight told them that Higgins had taken “several unknown pills” including allegedly swallowing multiple Percocet pills to hide them while police were on board the plane searching the luggage.
He then began convulsing and seizing, after which two doses of the emergency medication Narcan were administered as an opioid overdose was suspected.
Higgins was transported to the nearby Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.
On January 22, 2020, the Cook County Medical Examiner stated that Higgins died as a result of toxic levels of oxycodone and codeine present in his system.
Higgins’ funeral was held on December 13, 2019, at the Holy Temple Cathedral Church of God in Christ in Harvey, Illinois.
Goodbye & Good Riddance (2018)
Death Race for Love (2019)
Legends Never Die (2020)
Fighting Demons (2021)
Himself Top New Artist
2020 Death Race for Love Best Hip-Hop Album