*New details are emerging about the sudden death of 21-year-old rapper/singer Juice WRLD.
We previously reported… things were just starting to pop off for the artist, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, when he suffered a seizure in Chicago’s Midway airport.
The seizure reportedly happened during a drug and weapons search after Juice’s flight from California landed early Sunday morning (Dec. 8). Law enforcement sources say he was bleeding from the mouth when paramedics arrived.
According to TMZ, “Juice WRLD might’ve made a fatal decision as law enforcement searched his private jet — swallowing a bunch of pain killers in an attempt to hide them from the feds,” the outlet writes.
We’re told at some point between the plane landing and the feds conducting their search … Juice was seen swallowing several Percocet pills in what people believed was an attempt to hide them. Our sources say the pills might’ve contributed to his death in a possible OD.
The pilot who was flying Juice’s private plane alerted authorities on the ground that the rapper’s entourage had guns on them. When they landed, FBI and FAA agents were waiting for Juice and company.
Chicago police found loaded weapons, ammunition and 70 pounds of drugs on the aircraft, including 41 “vacuum-sealed” bags of marijuana and six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup with no labels,law enforcement sources told The Tribune.
As the cops were searching the luggage, Juice — “began convulsing (and) going into a seizure,” according to The Tribune report. Paramedics spent 40 minutes trying to get his heart to beat regularly. They eventually transported him to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
An autopsy was performed on Dec. 9 by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, but additional testing is still needed before an official cause of death is determined.