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Yesterday on Jan. 22, officials ruled that Juice WRLD or Anthony Jarad Higgins, “died as a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity. They also ruled that the overdose was accidental. The first autopsy conducted had come up inconclusive.

Now, Juice WRLD’s family and Grade A have released a statement about future plans to honor him and his work.

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As previously reported, officials seized 70 pounds of marijuana in 41 vacuum-locked bags and six bottles of prescription-strength codeine cough syrup from Higgins’ private plane. Upon suffering a seizure, Higgins’ girlfriend Ally Lotti told officials he “takes Percocet and has a drug problem.” Officials then administered Narcan twice before Higgins later passed away at Christ Medical Center.

Posted to Juice WRLD’s official Instagram, as well as Grade A’s, a statement thanks fans of Higgins’ and his work as well as reveals future plans for unreleased music and Juice WRLD updates. The post is captioned “A message from Juice’s family and friends. Please head to @gradea for all forthcoming information regarding Juice WRLD.”

“From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank each and every one of you for your undivided adoration and love for Juice,” they began. “You guys meant the entire world to Juice and by listening to his music, watching his videos and sharing your stories about him, you are keeping his memory alive forever. We plan to honor Juice’s talents, his spirit, and the love he felt for his fans by sharing unreleased music and other projects that he was passionately in the process of developing. There will be a public tribute in Chicago, details will be shared soon.” 

 

The post also discusses an upcoming tribute planned for Chicago and to head to Grade A for all future news.

More on Juice WRLD

Last month, Juice WRLD, aka Jarad Anthony Higgins, passed away at the age of 21 after suffering a seizure in a Chicago airport. Now, more details have emerged regarding the cause.

On Dec. 9, the day after the rapper died, the autopsy results came back inconclusive. Now, it’s officially being ruled as an accidental overdose.

Initially, in a statement to USA TODAY, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed the first autopsy conducted had come up inconclusive. “The cause and manner of death are pending at this time,” spokesperson Natalia Derevyanny wrote on Dec. 9.

The examiner revealed additional testing would be conducted in order to determine the cause, including toxicology, cardiac pathology and neuropathology. Now, according to Rolling Stone, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office released more information Wednesday stating Higgins “died as a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity.” They also confirm the death was accidental.

Juice WRLD rose to recognition with breakout single “Lucid Dreams” in 2018, a track first released on SoundCloud in 2017. It debuted at No. 74 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at No. 2. “Lucid Dreams” later appeared on his debut album Goodbye & Good Riddance, which released in May 2018.

The track is currently the basis of a lawsuit filed by Yellowcard regarding copyright infringement, which the band says they were “torn” over continuing after his death.

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