Jarad Higgins, also known as Juice WRLD, despite passing away last year in December 2019 due to an overdose at such a young age. He didn’t get to live through an ever-long lasting career like other celebrities but his name is raking in tons of cash since his death.
At the time WRLD’s death was announced, music streaming platforms saw huge spikes on his profiles, which was nine months after “Death Race Love”, his second album, was released. “Legends Never Die”, WRLD’s third album, was released after he passed away. The album was jumped straight to number 1 on the Billboard 200, giving it the title of the most successful posthumous chart debut in more than 20 years and had a record for the most top-ten song entries in the Hot 100 at once.
Juice WRLD’s Origins
Jarad Anthony Higgins was 21 years old when he passed away, meaning he was born in December 1998. His childhood started in the suburbs on the southern side of Chicago. He was only three years old when his parents divorced, which lead to the absence of his father. His mother was strictly religious and conservative, forcing WRLD to never listen to rap/hip-hop music. When WRLD got into Homewood-Flossmoor High School, he became a heavy drug user. By 15 years old, he got hooked on Xanax and Percocet.