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Chicago rapper Juice WRLD dies at 21, after cardiac arrest

CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities say Chicago-area rapper Juice WRLD has been pronounced dead after a "medical emergency" at Midway International Airport.

The Cook County medical examiner's office says it was notified Sunday of the death 21-year-old Jarad A. Higgins.

An autopsy hasn't been performed. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says authorities transported a 21-year-old male from a small hangar at Midway to a hospital where the man was pronounced dead.

Langford says the man had a cardiac arrest. Chicago police say they're investigating. Juice WRLD was named top new artist at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May.

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