Days after, rapper and singer Juice WRLD, suffered a medical emergency, shortly after landing at Chicago’s Midway International Airport and was later pronounced dead, a funeral was held for the rapper in his home state of Illinois.
According to TMZ report, that the rapper, had an open-casket funeral Friday at Holy Temple Cathedral Church of God in Christ in Harvey, Illinois, Juice’s mother Carmella Wallace, his siblings and his grandmother all reportedly spoke about the rapper during the funeral.
The program included a collage of pictures of the rapper, who was only 21 at the time he passed.
TMZ also reports that some staff members and execs from Interscope the record label he signs too, attended the funeral, as did Juice’s friend and fellow rapper, Ski Mask the Slump God.
DJ Scheme, who was also a friend of Juice’s, tweeted about the event.
“Can’t believe we laid our brother to rest today,” tweeted Scheme, who was also the DJ for the late XXXTentacion. “My heart is with you J. Thank you for being so special 2 me.“
Can’t believe we laid our brother to rest today. My heart is with you J. Thank you for being so special 2 me.— 999 SCHEME (@DJSCHEME_) December 13, 2019
It’s been reported that Juice suffered the seizure after ingesting several Percocet pills while law enforcement was searching his plane, which authorities allegedly say contained 70 pounds of marijuana and some bottles of codeine.
Authorities allegedly suspect that Juice Wrld swallowed Percocet in a bid to hide them from authorities who were searching the private jet.
Days after his death, his mother released a statement regarding Juice Wrld’s death and his drug addiction.
“We loved Jarad with all of our hearts and cannot believe our time with him has been cut short,” she said, using Juice’s born name of Jarad Higgins. “As he often addressed in his music and to his fans, Jarad battled with prescription drug dependency.”
“Addiction knows no boundaries and its impact goes way beyond the person fighting it,” she continued.
“Jarad was a son, brother, grandson, friend and so much more to so many people who wanted more than anything to see him defeat addiction. We hope the conversations he started in his music and his legacy will help others win their battles as that is what he wanted more than anything. We know that Jarad’s legacy of love, joy and emotional honesty will live on.”