What happened aboard Juice Wrld's private plane before his tragic death at age 21: reports

Juice Wrld's cause of death will remain a mystery for the time being.

The 21-year-old rapper died after reportedly suffering a seizure at Chicago's Midway airport early Sunday morning, and authorities confirmed that a ruling on his official cause of death has ben deferred pending additional studies.

While his cause of death is still unknown at this time, multiple new reports have shed some light on the events that led up to his sudden death. According to TMZ, the pilot on Juice Wrld's private plane alerted authorities that there were guns onboard as he flew the rapper's entourage from Los Angeles to Chicago. When the plane landed at Midway's private hangar, there were reportedly FBI and FAA agents there to inspect the aircraft.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the agents' search found "41 'vacuum-sealed' bags of marijuana, six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup, two 9 mm pistols, a .40-caliber pistol, a high-capacity ammunition magazine and metal-piercing bullets" on the plane.

TMZ reports that sometime during the search, the "Lucid Dreams" hitmaker ingested "several Percocet pills" in an attempt to hide them from the agents during their search. Soon after, he began convulsing in what is believed to have been a seizure. Authorities asked Juice Wrld's girlfriend, Ally Lotti if the rapper had taken any drugs, to which she reportedly replied that he "takes Percocet and has a drug problem."

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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)

Another one of the 10 people onboard reportedly told police that the rapper had taken "several unknown pills" on the plane, as well.

The Tribune reports that after Juice Wrld began to convulse, "an agent administered two doses of Narcan, an emergency treatment when opioid overdose is suspected," after which he "woke up but was incoherent."

After being transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in nearby Oak Lawn, he was pronounced dead at 3:14 a.m.

While no drug charges have been filed, authorities also reportedly found 70 pounds of marijuana in luggage from the plane after two dogs made a "positive" alert. Two men from Juice Wrld's entourage were booked on gun charges, but they have since been released.

Juice Wrld was largely considered to be one of the most promising up-and-coming young rappers in the music business. He had just turned 21 less than a week before his death, and he was reportedly scheduled to appear at his own 21st birthday party in Chicago later that night.

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