Chicago’s medical examiner on Wednesday disclosed that Juice WRLD died of an accidental opioid overdose.
The rapper Juice WRLD died a month ago after he suffered a seizure at one of the city’s airports.
“The manner of death is an accident,” the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said of the December 8th death of the 21-year-old, who was born Jarad Higgins.
“The Office determined that Higgins died as a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity” — powerful painkillers in the same drug family as morphine and heroin.
According to AFP, authorities reportedly had been waiting for the the rising artist’s private plane to land at Midway International Airport on suspicion he had contraband. They discovered drugs, guns, and ammunition.
According to The Chicago Tribune newspaper, when the rapper began “convulsing” an FBI agent administered two doses of Narcan — an emergency treatment when an opioid overdose is suspected — which awoke him though he remained incoherent,
The musician was pronounced dead at 3:14 am at a nearby hospital, approximately an hour after the plane landed.
Juice WRLD is the latest in a string of famous musicians to die of an opioid overdose in recent years. Prince and Tom Petty were among the biggest names.