The musician died in hospital after falling ill at Chicago’s Midway airport today. He’d just jetted in on a flight from California, according to TMZ.com.
Juice Wrld – real name Jarad Anthony Higgins – reportedly became sick at the airport and was rushed to hospital, where he later passed away.
He is said to have been still conscious when he was transported to the medical centre, but died a short time later.
No cause of death has been given.
The tragedy comes a week after his 21st birthday last Monday and just as his career was starting to take off.
After news of his death broke today, fans flocked to Twitter to pay tribute.
One wrote: “RIP Juice Wrld. Gone from us way to soon.”
Another added: “Rest in Peace to Juice Wrld. Gone way too soon. My prayers go out to his family. He was only 21.”
Juice Wrld was about to hit the big time after signing a big money deal with Interscope Records, believed to have been worth several million dollars.
He shot to fame last when his track Luci Dreams scaled the US charts to number two while he had another hit with All Girls Are the Same, which featured Lil Yachty in a remix.
His most famous collaboration was with Travis Scott singing on his track No Bystanders on his AstroWorld album.
The stage name Juice Wrld is believed to have been inspired by rap legend Tupac Shakur and his performance in 1992 film Juice.