On December 8th at 3:15 am, a famous American rapper from Chicago, Jarad Anthony Higgs, also known as “Juice Wrld” died. Sources say that he suffered a seizure soon after his private plane landed. According to multiple news outlets he was then transferred from Chicago Midway International Airport to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. According to an article that was published by the Chicago Tribune on December 10, 2019, “The search turned up 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.”

It is said that federal agents revealed that they were searching his plane for contraband, so he took “several” percocet pills to hide them from authorities, leading to his death. With his death comes many questions from people around the world. Whenever a celebrity dies suddenly, the theories of whether or not they truly died circle the internet and this is no exception. 

In this case, during the months leading up to his death, there was a popular Tik Tok trend where users would dance to one of his songs and at a certain part they would shake as if they are having a seizure. Next, in one of his songs that he was featured in, “All Girls Are the Same,” Juice Wrld sings, “I’m a jealous boy, really feel like John Lennon.” This is ironic because John Lennon was assassinated on December 8, 1980. Also, Juice Wrld died at 21 years of age and in one of his songs, titled “Legends,” he sings “We ain’t making it past 21.” Next, in 2017 he tweeted, “My goal is to get overly famous, shine for a couple of years… then fake my death.” 

Lastly, many questions arise with the private jet owned by Juice Wrld. After searching his jet on a private jet tracker, many found that he flew from Louisiana to Nassau Bahamas on the day that he died and landed at 12:30 pm (EST). It never showed him actually landing in Chicago or even going anywhere near the Northeast. All of these suspicious happenings create the question, did Juice Wrld really die or did he fake his death?

At Owensboro High School, the feelings are mixed on whether or not he died. Ashtyn Callis (9) says, “I have no doubt that Juice Wrld is dead. He had a seizure at the airport and just because a celebrity dies does not mean that they faked their death.” On the other hand, Avery Elliott (1) believes that he did not die because there is way too much evidence that lines up with him faking his death.

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