A 24-year-old attending the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas died early Saturday morning, and the Clark County Coroner is still investigating the cause of death.
The attendee has been identified as Montgomery Tsang, from San Leandro, Calif., and he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital at 6:15am on Saturday morning. An autopsy was being done over the weekend, but no results have been released to the media yet.
This is the third death at the Las Vegas EDC in three years, and when counting total fatalities at the fest, previously held in Los Angeles and Dallas, the number is brought seven since 2011.
L.A.-based promoter Insomniac, the machine behind the festival, released the following statement to LA Weekly:
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.
This year’s EDC saw the likes of Chromeo, Dillon Francis, Paul Oakenfold and Tiësto, and reports have shown up to 134,000 fans attend the fest each day. With that talent and those numbers in mind, we can only offer our best wishes to all festival goers in the future.