Rapper Juice WRLD, 21, Dies After 'Medical Emergency'

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December 08, 2019 - 9:23 am
Juice WRLD accepts the award for top new artist at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Authorities say Chicago-area rapper Juice WRLD has been pronounced dead after a "medical emergency'' at Midway International Airport.

The Cook County medical examiner's office says it was notified Sunday of the death of 21-year-old Jarad A. Higgins.

An autopsy hasn't been performed. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says authorities transported a 21-year-old male from a small hangar at Midway to a hospital where the man was pronounced dead.

Langford says the man had a cardiac arrest. Chicago police say they're investigating.

Juice WRLD was named top new artist at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May.