Footage shows rapper Juice Wrld, 21, in 'high spirits' on plane just before death

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."

"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.

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OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Rapper Juice Wrld performs at the 2019 Rolling Loud Music Festival on Day 2 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/FilmMagic)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 31: Juice Wrld performs at Made in America - Day 1 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on August 31, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Arik McArthur/WireImage)
LEEDS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Juice WRLD performs on stage during Leeds Festival 2019 at Bramham Park on August 24, 2019 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Katja Ogrin/Redferns)
The american rapper Juice WRLD performing live at Lowlands Festival 2019 on 18 August 2019 in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands. (Photo by Roberto Finizio/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Juice WRLD performs on stage during Wireless Festival 2019 on July 06, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Lorne Thomson/Redferns)
American rapper Juice Wrld performing on Day 2 of Wireless Festival held at Finsbury Park, London. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JUNE 30: Rapper, Juice Wrld throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 30, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE - JUNE 15: Juice WRLD performs during 2019 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 15, 2019 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage)
MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE - JUNE 15: Juice WRLD performs on Which Stage during the 2019 Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival on June 15, 2019 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival )
BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 18: Juice Wrld performs at the 2019 InfieldFest during the 144th Preakness Stakes presented by The Stronach Group at Pimlico Race Track on May 18, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for The Stronach Group)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MAY 12: Rapper Ski Mask the Slump God performs onstage at Coca-Cola Roxy on May 12, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MAY 12: Juice WRLD performs in concert during "Death Race For Love" tour at Coca-Cola Roxy on May 12, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

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.

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