The family to late American rapper Jarad Anthony Higgins who was popularly known as Juice Wrld has spoken out about his unfortunate death. The family of the 21-year-old rapper, shed light on his battle with prescription drug abuse and his fight to help others beat their addictions, TMZ reports.
According to the report by TMZ, the late rapper’s mom, Carmella Wallace, speaking on her son’s death, said:
“We loved Jarad with all of our hearts and cannot believe our time with him has been cut short. As he often addressed in his music and to his fans, Jarad battled with prescription drug dependency.”
Juice Wrld who was reported to have swallowed pills to avoid Police arrest at the airport, rapped about drugs often, but his mom while speaking with TMZ, said it wasn’t to promote using but instead to help those battling addiction who may have felt alone in their fight.
His mom continues, “Addiction knows no boundaries and its impact goes way beyond the person fighting it. 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.”
TMZ added that Carmella in her statement, thanked Juice Wrld fans, friends and family for their support during the incredibly difficult time, saying, “We know that Jarad’s legacy of love, joy and emotional honesty will live on.”
Juice WRLD died after a private flight from L.A. to Chicago Sunday. Law enforcement sources tell us the rapper swallowed several Percocet pills upon landing when he learned federal agents were going to search the plane.
In total, 70 lbs. of marijuana, some codeine and 3 handguns were found on the plane.