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Juice Wrld’s cause of death confirmed as drug overdose

By | Published on Thursday 23 January 2020

Juice WRLD

The cause of Juice Wrld’s death last month has been confirmed as an overdose of oxycodone and codeine.

Real name Jarad Higgins, the rapper had a seizure while luggage taken from a private jet he had been travelling on was being searched by the FBI at Chicago’s Midway Airport. He was treated for a suspected opioid overdose at the scene, but was pronounced dead later in hospital. In that luggage FBI officials found a large quantity of marijuana, as well as guns and ammunition.

In a short statement on Twitter, the Cook County Medical Examiner said yesterday: “The Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause and manner of death of 21 year old Jarad A Higgins. Higgins died as a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity. The manner of death is accident”.

Following the announcement, the Higgins family issued a statement via Juice Wrld’s social media account, saying: “From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank each and every one of you for your undivided adoration and love for Juice. You guys meant the entire world to Juice and by listening to his music, watching his videos and sharing your stories about him, you are keeping his memory alive forever”.

They also announced plans for posthumous music releases and a memorial. “We plan to honour Juice’s talents, his spirit, and the love he felt for his fans by sharing unreleased music and other projects that he was passionately in the process of developing”, they said. “There will be a public tribute in Chicago, details will be shared soon”.