June 24, 2014


Two Dead Following Electric Daisy Carnival [Update]

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Bryan Steffy/WireImage

UPDATE (6/24): Anthony Amaya was found unconscious in his Las Vegas hotel room after attending the Electric Daisy Carnival and later passed away. The causes of death for both Amaya and Tsang have yet to be determined.

Original Story: The Electric Daisy Carnival took a sad turn in Las Vegas early Saturday morning when a young man collapsed and died shortly after leaving the electronic dance festival.

Insomniac Productions, the organizers behind EDC, have issued 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. 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 cause of Montgomery Tsang's death is still unknown. 2014 has seen tightened security measures across the board in the name of patron safety in order to prevent tragedy from striking festival grounds. Another EDM festival, Electric Zoo, made significant changes to its policies and security plans after two festival goers died last year.