The music industry is paying tribute to Juice Wrld following his tragic death.
The “Lucid Dreams” rapper died on Sunday after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport, according to TMZ. He was 21.
Within hours, fellow artists like Chance the Rapper, Ellie Goulding, Camila Cabello and more took to social media to express their heartbreak over the news. Several artists, like Goulding, had recently collaborated with Juice Wrld.
“God bless him. A young legend,” fellow Chicago-born rapper Chance wrote on Twitter on Sunday morning. The pair got together to freestyle earlier this year. “Jesus,” Chance added in another tweet.
The rapper wrote on Instagram, “He knows our hearts. I really wish we had more talks like that one night in LA. Dude. This is ridiculous. Millions of people, not just in Chicago but around the world are hurting because of this and don’t know what to make of it. Im sorry. Love you and God bless your soul. #legend.”
“I can’t believe it… you were such a sweet soul,” wrote Goulding, who worked with Juice Wrld on “Hate Me.” “I’ll always remember meeting you and your family on the video set and thinking how close you were. You had so much further to go, you were just getting started. You’ll be missed Juice 💔.”
See reactions from Cabello, Finneas, Zedd, LL Cool J, Kehlani and more below.
Juice Wrld, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, released two studio albums, Goodbye and Good Riddance and Death Race for Love, as well as multiple EPs over the course of his career. It’s an eerie lyric in his 2018 song, “Legends,” off his EP, Too Soon.., that fans are connecting to his death.
“What’s the 27 Club? We ain’t making it past 21,” Juice Wrld says in the track. “I been going through paranoia, so I always gotta keep a gun. Damn, that’s the world we live in now. Yeah, hold on, just hear me out. They tell me I’mma be a legend. I don’t want that title now ’cause all the legends seem to die out.”
The late rapper was inspired to write the song following the deaths of Lil Peep and XXXTentacion. See more in the video below.
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