Coachella Attendee Dead; Overdose Suspected

Image via KTLA
Image via KTLA

As the second weekend of Coachella is off and running, sad news comes from California. In only the second death in the festivals history, reports say that 24-year-old Kimchi Truong passed away on Thursday. KTLA reports that Truong was at Coachella when she sustained an “unknown injury,” where she collapsed. She was treated at their medical tent, but went unconscious while awaiting a taxi. While there is no firm word on the situation, Truong’s death is said to have come from an overdose of drugs or alcohol. Coachella promoters Goldenvoice released the following statement:

Last weekend, a festival attendee suffered an apparent drug overdose. The individual was seen by on-site medical staff and later transferred to JFK Memorial Hospital and later to Desert Regional Medical Center. We are saddened to learn the individual has died. We believe this to be an unfortunate but isolated incident.

Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends.”

We will keep you posted on any developments in this situation.