While no specific details have been reported, there is one confirmed death after the first day of the 2014 edition of EDC Las Vegas. A 24-year-old man, Montgomery Tsang, was sent to University Medical Center after medical assistance was requested at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This news follows reports of 29 narcotics-related arrests, 249 medical calls, and five hospital transports from day one of EDC Las Vegas. At the time of this report, there was no cause of death reported.
An Insomniac spokesperson released the following statement:
“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.“
The staff at DoAndroidsDance sends our condolences to the family of Montgomery Tsang. We will keep you updated on any developments in this story and others coming from EDC Las Vegas.
UPDATE The Clark County coroner’s office reports that Tsang died from an ecstasy overdose; the pre-existing medical condition that was hinted at previously was an enlarged heart, that has apparently been a contributing factor to his death.