After Juice WRLD’s official cause of death was revealed yesterday (Jan. 22), the late rapper’s family posted their first joint statement from his social media.
“From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank each and every one of you for your undivided adoration and love for Juice,” the post began. “You guys meant the entire world to Juice and by listening to his music, watching his videos and sharing your stories about him, you are keeping his memory alive forever.
The statement provides further information on Juice’s posthumous music releases and an upcoming honorary event.
“We plan to honor Juice’s talents, his spirit, and the love he felt for his fans by sharing unreleased music and other projects that he was passionately in the process of developing,” the post continued. “There will be a public tribute in Chicago, details will be shared soon.”
On Wednesday (Jan. 22), the Cook County medical examiner’s office announced via Twitter that Juice’s death was “a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity” and was ruled “accidental.” The rapper passed away on Dec. 8 after suffering a seizure at the Chicago Midway Airport. He was 21 years old.
The new post marks the first joint statement form Juice’s family, although his mother Carmella Wallace has publicly commented on her son’s passing before.
“We loved Jarad with all of our hearts and cannot believe our time with him has been cut short,” Wallace previously told TMZ. “As he often addressed in his music and to his fans, Jarad battled with prescription drug dependency.”
“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,” she continued. “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. We know that Jarad’s legacy of love, joy and emotional honesty will live on.”