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Late rapper Juice WRLD’s mother pays $8.3 million for Burr Ridge’s home, Earth

The combined purchase price is the most anyone has ever paid for a Burr Ridge home, beating the previous record, set in 2007, by $2.1 million.

Wallace could not be reached for comment. Beth Kayem, her agent at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices American Heritage, declined to comment, as did Catherine Karvilas, a Christie’s international real estate agent who represented the sellers.

The home has a Hamptons-inspired wood and stone exterior, six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and, according to the listing, hand-carved marble fireplaces, an indoor basketball court, a saltwater aquarium, several crystal chandeliers and an outdoor waterfall. .

Juice WRLD, who was born in Chicago and grew up in Calumet Park and Homewood, began uploading his tracks to Soundcloud in 2015 and by 2017 had a record contract with Grade A Productions and Interscope Records. His biggest hits during his lifetime were the 2018 song Lucid Dreams, which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and 2019’s Bandit, which peaked at number ten.

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Juice WRLD died in December 2019 after suffering a seizure at Midway International Airport. It was six days after his twenty-first birthday. It was later reported that the musician had accidentally overdosed on oxycodone.

In an obituary, The New York Times described him as a “gentle-voiced rapper” whose “sharp, catchy songs, often free to a few snippets, combine melodic hip-hop with the heart-heavy angst and nose-hooks of emo . . . ”

He left an estate valued at more than $3.3 million. It included an apartment in Miami and a large collection of watches. Wallace, who was his manager early in Juice WRLD’s career, gained control of his estate. His father was not in his life, he had neither a wife nor children.

In 2020, three songs by other musicians featuring Juice WRLD reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. His estate reportedly made $15 million in the first year after his death.

In November 2019, a few weeks before the rapper died, his mother sold her home in Homewood for $250,000, according to Cook County records. At the time of his death, Juice WRLD was reported to be renting a house in Encino, California, for more than $22,000 a month.

In January, Wallace said on the Tamron Hall talk show that she didn’t learn about her son’s addiction to self-medication until it was too late to save him, and that she hopes her experience will be of benefit to other parents.

Wallace launched a website called Live Free 999 as a resource for parents of children with mental health difficulties.