It’s been less than a week since news broke about Juice WRLD’s untimely passing. Carmella Wallace, Juice WRLD’s mother, has released a statement regarding her son’s death. Juice WRLD, whose real name is Jarad Higgins, died after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport this past Sunday. He had just celebrated his 21st birthday 4 days prior.
“We loved Jarad with all of our hearts and cannot believe our time with him has been cut short,” Wallace told TMZ. “As he often addressed in his music and to his fans, Jarad battled with prescription drug dependency. Addiction knows no boundaries and its impact goes way beyond the person fighting it. Jarad was a son, brother, grandson, friend and so much more to so many people who wanted more than anything to see him defeat addiction.”
There is still no official report on what caused the seizure, but through his lyrics and interviews, Higgins was very transparent about his opioid dependency. During one of those interviews, the rapper revealed to Rolling Stone Magazine that he was attempting sobriety earlier this year.“As long as you’re strong within yourself, nobody can influence or affect you. As long as you’re strong within yourself, it don’t matter.”
Higgins is just one of many young people, musicians in particular, who struggle with similar issues. His mother hopes that his shocking death will help those young people. “We hope the conversations he started in his