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Juice Wrld’s Mother Releases Statement on His Birthday

Written by on December 2, 2020


Juice Wrld would have turned 22 years old today (Dec. 2), and his mother has released a statement in honor of her beloved son’s birthday.

This afternoon, Juice’s mom, Carmela Wallace, posted a note via the Chicago rapper’s Instagram page paying homage to him.

“Jared and I both loved celebrating our birthdays—mine is just two weeks before his,” she began. “On our special days we used to wish one another Happy Birthday dozens and dozens of times throughout the day. Now I like to think of all the ‘Happy Birthdays’ we saved for the future. Jared would have been 22 years old today. He will forever be the light of my life. Today, we celebrate him, his immense talent and creativity and his contributions to the world. Through his art, he spoke his truth.”

Juice Wrld’s memory lives on through his music, but his mother is also ensuring that he is remembered in other ways. Last month, Wallace launched the website LiveFree999.org, which offers resources for those struggling with mental health issues, similar to her son. The mission of the website is to raise awareness for mental health challenges, but also offer assistance in improving one’s mental health.

Juice Wrld tragically died of an accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine  on Dec. 8, 2019. Just before his death, Juice suffered from a seizure after landing at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. The rapper had taken a private flight from California prior to arriving in his hometown of Chicago. He was 21 years old.

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