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DEJA VU? Juice Wrld Predicts his own death, dies at 21

DEJA VU? Juice Wrld Predicts his own death, dies at 21

Doris Ukaonu

Fast-rising American rapper Juice Wrld, who died on Sunday, December 8,  following a seizure, is said to have prophesied his own death in his song “Too Soon”.

“What’s the 27 club? We ain’t making it past 21”

“They tell me I’m-a be a legend, I don’t want that title now, ‘Cause all the legends seem to die out, What the f*** is this about?” the lyrics said.

The 27 Club refers to a group of artist who died at the age of 27. Late stars like Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix fall into that category.

While some fans believe that its mere coincidence, a majority held that the rapper who is 21-years-old somehow had the premonition he wasn’t going to live beyond that age.

“You know what’s crazy? In the song Legends by JuiceWrld, he says, ‘We ain’t making it past 21,’ and he died six days after his 21st birthday. RIP,” a fan wrote on Twitter.

Juice was pronounced dead in a Chicago hospital after suffering a medical emergency shortly after arriving Chicago’s Midway International Airport.

An autopsy hasn’t been performed and no cause of death has been determined, Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office spokeswoman, Natalia Derevyanny said.

“Juice made a profound impact on the world in such a short period of time,” the artist’s label, Interscope Records, said in a statement. “He was a gentle soul, whose creativity knew no bounds, an exceptional human being and artist who loved and cared for his fans above everything else.”

Juice was signed to Interscope Records in March 2018 after scoring hits on SoundCloud with “Lucid Dreams” and “All Girls Are the Same,” according to Billboard magazine, which profiled the artist in March.

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SoundCloud says Juice was the most streamed, liked, and reposted artist on its platform in 2018 and “Lucid Dreams” notched the most plays of any song last year.

Juice WRLD was named Top New Artist at the Billboard Music Awards in May.

Billboard said his songs reached its Hot 100 chart 25 times in less than two years. Juice was included on three songs on the Hot 100 ranking as of Saturday, Billboard said, including two as a lead artist.

 

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