Newly released footage shows rapper Juice Wrld in "high spirits and looked happy" just before he died at Chicago's Midway airport at the age of 21.
In two videos posted on Twitter by YouTuber DJ Akademiks, the rapper could be seen on the private plane that he was taking from California to Chicago along with 10 to 12 friends, members of his team and, reportedly, his girlfriend, Ally Lotti.
"This was Juice Wrld as he got on the plane that took him to Chicago last night," DJ Akademiks captioned the first clip. "He was in high spirits and looked happy."
This was Juice Wrld as he got on the plane that took him to Chicago last night. He was in high spirits and looked happy. pic.twitter.com/JBsuybaC9O
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) December 8, 2019
"More footage of Juice Wrld on his private jet which was headed to Chicago," he added on another video. "Seems like everything was good and everyone including him was in high spirits until he landed."
The 21-year-old rapper landed at Midway and reportedly suffered a seizure in the airport's private hangar shortly after 2 a.m. While multiple outlets reported that he suffered a seizure and was bleeding at the mouth when paramedics arrived, the Chicago Tribune reports that he went into cardiac arrest.
He was then pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center at 3:14 a.m. An autopsy is expected to be performed by the Cook County Medical Examiner on Monday.
A spokesperson for the Chicago police said that "there were no signs of foul play and all individuals aboard the aircraft are cooperating with CPD and have given all of their information. We are awaiting the Cook County medical examiner on the cause and manner of death."
One day after his death, TMZ reported that the rapper, whose birth name was Jarad Anthony Higgins, took "several unknown pills" on his plane just hours before his death. The outlet also shared photos of the alleged 70 pounds of marijuana that were found on the aircraft that Juice Wrld flew to Chicago.
Additionally, two of Juice Wrld's security guards were arrested on gun charges upon landing. The men reportedly had conceal and carry permits for the state of Illinois, but the permit didn't allow them to have the weapons in an airport.