AceShowbiz - Juice WRLD reportedly popped a bunch of pills before he suffered a seizure that led to his death. Sources say the 21-year-old rapper swallowed tons of Percocet pills in what was believed to be an attempt to hide them from the feds.
According to Chicago Tribute, police and federal agents were searching Juice and his entourage's luggage for guns and drugs upon their plane's arrival at a private hangar at Midway Airport. The officers and agents had been waiting at the Atlantic Aviation hangar at Midway on early Sunday, December 8 because they were alerted about some of the passengers who were carrying contraband.
As the authorities were conducting the search, the Chicago-born star allegedly suffered convulsions and went into cardiac arrest. When his girlfriend was asked by police if he had any medical issues or had ingested any drugs, she replied that he took Percocet, a painkiller, and "has a drug problem," according to the sources.
The "Lucid Dreams" hitmaker briefly woke up after an agent administered two doses of Narcan, an emergency treatment when opioid overdose is suspected, but he was "incoherent." He was then rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, where he was pronounced dead at 3:14 A.M. local time.
The drugs might have contributed to his death. An autopsy was performed on the star, who just turned 21 on December 2, but an official cause of death is still pending while waiting for the results of additional testing, including toxicology, cardiac pathology and neuropathology.
During the search, the feds also confiscated 41 "vacuum-sealed" bags of marijuana, six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup, two 9 mm pistols, a .40-caliber pistol, a high-capacity ammunition magazine and metal-piercing bullets. Two security guards working for Juice were charged with misdemeanor offenses for illegally possessing the guns and ammunition.
Juice's record label Interscope Geffen A&M Records said in a statement about his passing, "Juice made a profound impact on the world in such a short period of time. He was a gentle soul, whose creativity knew no bounds, an exceptional human being and artist who loved and cared for his fans above everything else. To lose someone so kind and so close to our hearts is devastating. Our thoughts are with Juice's family and friends, everyone at his label Grade A, and his millions of fans around the world."