Jarad Anthony Higgins (December 2, 1998 – December 8, 2019), known professionally as Juice Wrld (pronounced "juice world"; stylized as Juice WRLD), was an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He was a leading figure in the emo rap and SoundCloud rap genres which garnered mainstream attention during the mid-late 2010s. His stage name, which he stated represents "taking over the world", was derived from the crime thriller film Juice (1992).
Jarad Anthony Higgins
December 2, 1998
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||December 8, 2019 21) (aged|
Oak Lawn, Illinois, U.S.
|Cause of death||Acute oxycodone and codeine intoxication|
|Resting place||Beverly Cemetery, Blue Island, Illinois|
|Education||Homewood-Flossmoor High School|
|Relatives||Young Dolph (second cousin)|
|Also known as||JuiceTheKidd|
|Origin||Homewood, Illinois, U.S.|
Higgins began his career as an independent artist in 2015 and signed a recording contract with Grade A Productions and Interscope Records in 2017. He gained recognition with the diamond-certified single "Lucid Dreams", which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was included on his triple platinum debut album Goodbye & Good Riddance (2018), alongside the singles "All Girls Are the Same", "Lean wit Me", "Wasted", and "Armed and Dangerous", all of which charted on the Hot 100. He then collaborated with Future on the mixtape Wrld on Drugs (2018), and released his second album, Death Race for Love, in 2019; it contained the hit single "Robbery" and became Higgins' first number one debut on the US Billboard 200.
Higgins died following a drug overdose on December 8, 2019. His first posthumous album, Legends Never Die (2020), matched chart records for most successful posthumous debut and for most U.S. top-ten entries from one album, while the single "Come & Go" (with Marshmello) became Higgins' second song to reach number two on the Hot 100. His second posthumous album, Fighting Demons, was released in 2021 alongside the documentary film Juice Wrld: Into the Abyss, and contained the US top 20 single "Already Dead".