The loss Juice WRLD (born Jarad Higgins) is still sinking in. The Chicago artist was reported dead yesterday morning (Dec. 8), at the age 21, after suffering a seizure at Midway International Airport. The exact cause his seizure and death have not yet been determined, but an autopsy is scheduled to take place today. The hip hop community has been responding to the tragic news on social media, either sharing fond memories Juice, praising his talent or merely expressing shock.
Despite the difficulty processing this information, the best tribute to the late rapper might be to play his music and remind ourselves its ability to move us. Lil Nas X took a moment during his performance at San Francisco’s Jingle Ball concert to do just this. He projected a photo Juice on the screen behind him and encouraged the crowd to sing along to his breakout hit, “Lucid Dreams”. While the “Panini” artist sang some the lyrics into his mic, it served more as an opportunity for all the attendees to remember Juice WRLD and feel the impact his music as they belted out this song.