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2 People Pronounced Dead After EDC Vegas

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2 people have tragically passed away this past weekend after attending EDC Las Vegas. A 24 year-old man named Montgomery Tsang of Everett, Washington and 25 year-old Anthony Anaya of San Leandro, California died on Saturday morning. Montgomery collapsed on The Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Anthony was found collapsed at The Vdara Hotel where he was staying. Both passed away at local hospitals in Las Vegas.

Both had attended the festival but causes of death remain unknown. Toxicology reports are said to take six to eight weeks. If drug use is suspected, cause of death will be put off for until investigators get their hands on the results.

In 2010, Insomniac gained massive publicity after a 15 year-old died from a drug overdose at a festival in Los Angeles. Over 100 people were hospitalized that year whereas 25 were hospitalized this year. The festival was then forced to relocate to Las Vegas and has been held there for the past 4 years. According to L.A. Weekly, 7 attendees have now died after attending Electric Daisy Carnival.

Insomniac released this statement from company spokesperson Jennifer Forkish:

“Today we learned some very tragic news, that after attending the festival a guest of the show has passed away. We are deeply saddened by this news, and hope that everyone will join us in keeping his family and friends in their thoughts during this very difficult time. Dance music fans pride themselves in being part of a loving community and, as we get ready to start the second night of the show, we ask everyone to help us keep this event safe. Look after your group of friends, utilize the buddy system, and if you see something, say something. No one should ever hesitate to ask any of our medical staff, public safety personnel or Insomniac staff for help, or call 911 in case of an emergency. One death is one too many, and we all must do our part to keep each other safe, healthy and happy, tonight and every night.”

A very tragic and sad event and we hope the best for their friends and families. Please remember to dance safe and stay hydrated this summer!

[via LA Weekly]

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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