Days after Juice Wrld’s untimely death this past Sunday (Dec. 8), a funeral was held for the rapper in his home state of Illinois.
According to a report TMZ published on Friday afternoon (Dec. 13), an open-casket funeral was held for Juice Wrld at Harvey, Ill.’s Holy Temple Cathedral Church of God in Christ on Friday. Juice’s mother Carmella Wallace, his siblings and his grandmother all reportedly spoke about the rapper during the funeral. The program included a collage of pictures of the rapper, who was only 21 at the time he passed.
The celebrity news site says Juice’s friend Ski Mask The Slump God also attended the funeral. DJ Scheme, who was also a friend of Juice’s, tweeted about the event.
Juice passed away after suffering a seizure at the Chicago Midway International Airport on Sunday. Days after his death, his mother released a statement regarding Juice Wrld’s death and his drug addiction.
“We loved Jarad with all of our hearts and cannot believe our time with him has been cut short,” she said, using Juice’s born name of Jarad Higgins. “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,” she continued. “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. 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.”
See DJ Scheme and director Cole Bennett’s tweets about Juice’s funeral below.
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