CA man dies at Electric Daisy Carnival music festival in Las Vegas

By Reuters
Monday, June 23, 2014 6:40 EDT
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A California man died while attending a large electronic music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, authorities said on Sunday.

Montgomery Tsang, 24, of San Leandro, was pronounced dead on Saturday after attending the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival, the Clark County Coroner’s Office said. It gave no cause of death.

The festival’s organizer, Insomniac Events, said Tsang had attended the event on Friday night.

“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,” spokeswoman Jennifer Forkish said.

More than 140,000 people are expected to attend each night of the three night Electric Daisy Carnival, one of the most popular electronic music concerts in the world.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, Tsang collapsed in a parking lot outside the concert venue under unclear circumstances.

The Electric Daisy Carnival originated in Los Angeles but was moved to Las Vegas in 2010 after the death of a 15-year-old attendee due to drug intoxication.

Last year, the last night of another major electronic music festival, Electric Zoo in New York City, was canceled after two attendees died after taking the club drug known as Molly.

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