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More Tests Needed to Rule on Cause of Juice WRLD’s Death: ME

Chicago police are awaiting the results of the autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death

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An autopsy is scheduled for Monday for rap artist Jared Anthony Higgins, also known as Juice WRLD, who died unexpectedly at the age of 21 Sunday following a "medical emergency" at Midway Airport. 

Chicago police are awaiting the results of the autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death with an update possible after 3 p.m. Monday, spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

Higgins was pronounced dead around 3 a.m. Sunday after Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said he was taken to a hospital from a small hangar at Midway Airport, away from the main terminal, where private planes land. Langford said Higgins appeared to have suffered cardiac arrest. 

Guglielmi said Higgins showed "no obvious signs of foul play" and "individuals aboard the aircraft are cooperating." 

Juice WRLD was named top new artist at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May.

An autopsy was conducted Monday for rap artist Jarad Anthony Higgins, also known as Juice WRLD, who died unexpectedly at the age of 21 Sundayfollowing a "medical emergency" at Midway Airport, but more tests are needed before officials can determine a cause of death, the Cook County Medical Examiner said. 

The cause and manner of death for Higgins remained pending Monday afternoon, with cardiac pathology, neuropathology, toxicology and histology tests needed, according to the medical examiner. 

Chicago police were awaiting the results of the autopsy as part of their investigation. 

Higgins was pronounced dead around 3 a.m. Sunday after Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said he was taken to a hospital from a small hangar at Midway Airport, away from the main terminal, where private planes land. Langford said Higgins appeared to have suffered cardiac arrest. 

Guglielmi said Higgins showed "no obvious signs of foul play" and "individuals aboard the aircraft are cooperating." 

Juice WRLD was named top new artist at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May.

Juice WRLD was named top new artist at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May.

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