Juice WRLD’s Cause of Death Revealed

Juice WRLD's death at 21 has been ruled an accidental overdose.

According to TMZ on Thursday, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office determined the “Lucid Dreams” rapper — born Jarad Anthony Higgins — passed away from toxic levels of Oxycodone and codeine in his system.

Last November, the musician suffered a seizure as he was walking through Chicago’s Midway Airport.

When paramedics arrived at the scene, the artist was still conscious, but was bleeding from the mouth. He was transported by Chicago Fire to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Per TMZ witnesses, Higgins allegedly swallowed several Percocet pills (whose main active ingredient is Oxycodone) to hide them from FBI and FAA agents. The feds were reportedly told by the pilot of Higgins’ private plane that Juice WRLD and his entourage had guns.

After their search, authorities found three registered guns, 70 lbs. of marijuana, and a bottle of codeine cough syrup.

Shortly after Higgins’ death, his mom, Carmella Wallace, told TMZ her son struggled with addiction.

"We loved Jarad with all of our hearts and cannot believe our time with him has been cut short. As he often addressed in his music and to his fans, Jarad battled with prescription drug dependency,” Wallace said, adding, “Addiction knows no boundaries and its impact goes way beyond the person fighting it. Jarad was a son, brother, grandson, friend and so much more to so many people who wanted more than anything to see him defeat addiction."

On Wednesday, the rapper’s team and family issued a statement on Instagram thanking fans for their support. They also announced a public tribute for Higgins will be scheduled in Chicago sometime in the near future.

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