Rapper Juice WRLD Died Of Oxycodone, Codeine Overdose: Autopsy

Sun-Times Media Wire
January 22, 2020 - 3:12 pm
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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- An autopsy has ruled that rapper Juice WRLD died of an overdose of oxycodone and codeine, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said Wednesday.

Juice WRLD, born Jarad Anthony Higgins, died early Dec. 8, 2019 at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after suffering cardiac arrest at Midway Airport. He was 21.

Autopsy results were pending for weeks as investigators conducted additional tests. His death was ruled accidental.

A police source told the Sun-Times that a friend of Higgins told authorities that the rapper had ingested several Percocet pills prior to his death, possibly to conceal them from local and federal police officials at Midway.

The Chicago Police Department said officers were called to the airport at 1:34 a.m. Dec. 8 to assist federal law enforcement with “a private jet arriving at the airport which contained a large amount of narcotics.”

When police arrived, they found the plane’s passengers in the airport with several pieces of luggage. A drug-sniffing dog from the Illinois State Police indicated narcotics were inside, and officers soon found 41 bags believed to contain marijuana and six bottles of suspected liquid codeine. Authorities seized 70 pounds of marijuana.

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