April 19, 2014 11:16
Woman dies after collapsing at Coachella festival
Festival promoters described her death as an "apparent drug overdose"
Kimchi Truong, 24, collapsed at last weekend's leg of the event (April 12) and passed away at a local hospital on Thursday afternoon (April 17).
An official statement from festival promoters Goldenvoice read: "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."
However, Sgt, Curt James of the Riverside County sheriff-coroner's office told The Hollywood Reporter it was not certain that Truong's death was caused by an overdose and test results to prove whether drugs or alcohol were involved would not be available for up to six weeks.
Coachella continues this weekend (April 18-20) at the Empire Polo Club, Indio, California.
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