In an exclusive statement to TMZ, Juice Wrld's familt broke their silence about his passing and said;
"We loved Jarad with all of our hearts and cannot believe our time with him has been cut short. As he often addressed in his music and to his fans, Jarad battled with prescription drug dependency."
The family continued, "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."
However, his family believes his story can help others moving forward, they told TMZ, "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."
The family wrapped by thanking Juice's fans, friends and family for their support during the incredibly difficult time, saying, "We know that Jarad's legacy of love, joy and emotional honesty will live on."