The mother of rapper Juice Wrld, who died on Sunday, confirmed on Thursday that her son was fighting an addiction to prescribed medicines. She hopes that his music and memory will help others to win their battle, she explains to People .
"We loved Jarad Anthony Higgins with all our heart (as Juice Wrld is called in real life)," said Carmella Wallace, the mother of the rapper who died at the age of 21. "We cannot believe that our time with him has ended. come. "
"As he often touched in his music and to his fans, Jarad fought a fight with his dependence on prescription drugs," Walace continues. "Addiction knows no limits. The consequences of this go far beyond the person who fights against it. Jarad was a son, brother, grandson, friend and much more. That is why many people wanted more than anything else to overcome his addiction. "
Juice Wrld became ill at Chicago Midway airport after a flight from California and later died in the hospital.
The rapper often spoke about drug use in his music. According to his mother, that was his attempt to let other people fighting addictions know that they are not the only ones.
"We hope that Jarad's music will help others win their battle. That's what he wanted," explains the American rapper's mother. "We know that Jarad's legacy of love, pleasure and emotional sincerity will live on."
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