As TMZ reports, Higgins's plane from California landed at Chicago's Midway airport early this morning. According to witnesses, he reportedly suffered a seizure while walking through the airport.
The rapper was still conscious when he was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.
UPDATE (12/09, 7:20 p.m. EST): The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has now revealed the results of Juice WRLD's autopsy, ruling the findings were inclusive. As the New York Times reports, the rapper suffered the fatal seizures when police boarded his plane at Chicago Midway International Airport to search for narcotics at around 1 a.m. local time. Authorities confirmed media reports that roughly 70 pounds of marijuana, six bottles of codeine cough syrup and three firearms were discovered.
After being treated with Narcan — typically used to combat opioid overdoses — Juice WRLD was then taken to a hospital, where he died shortly after 3 a.m.
Juice WRLD achieved massive mainstream success with his hit single "Lucid Dreams" in 2018. That year, he also collaborated with Lil Yachty and Travis Scott, in addition to releasing the album-length Future collaboration WRLD on Drugs.
Read some tributes to Juice WRLD below.
Noooo way not juice wrld somebody say this not real 🤦🏽♂️— RICH THE KID (@richthekid) December 8, 2019
Juice WRLD was younger than my youngest brother, who turned 21 in August. This news is just gutting.— John Maher (@JohnHMaher) December 8, 2019
Juice WRLD was a thoughtful and gifted Artist who's talent had immediate and enormous impact on millions. I always looked forward to seeing him. I'm so sad to know that won't be possible anymore. My thoughts are with his Family and Friends. To have lived in a time #RIPJUICEWRLD— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) December 8, 2019
Devastated to hear of the death of one of my favorite artists of the last 10 years. Rest in peace @JuiceWorlddd you brought such incredible music to the world in your short life. My condolence to the friends, family, and fans of this talented man. https://t.co/qKE36ufdwW— Tom Green (@tomgreenlive) December 8, 2019