Juice Wrld, the 21-year old rapper and singer whose career was on the ascendant, has died after suffering a seizure in Chicago's Midway airport.

Juice had disembarked from the plane, following a flight from California early this morning. Juice - real name Jarad Anthony Higgins - was still conscious when he was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later. The cause of death is still unclear.

Juice Wrld scored a massive US hit in summer 2018 with Lucid Dreams and his song, All Girls Are the Same, became a huge success when Lil Yachty was featured on the remix.

Interscope Records signed the musician to a multi-million dollar contract. One month after releasing his first studio album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, Juice released the two-track EP, Too Soon, by way of a tribute to Lil Peep and XXXTentacion.

The Cook County medical examiner confirmed Higgins' death to the New York Times. "A 21-year-old male suffered a medical emergency and was transferred to (Advocate Christ Medical Center) in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead," a spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department told Rolling Stone.