This past weekend, tragedy struck the Electric Daisy Carnival festival in Las Vegas, as 24-year-old Montgomery Tsang was transported to a local hospital before passing away early Saturday morning. Circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear and a cause of death has yet to be released, though initial reports suggest he collapsed in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway parking lot. Insomniac spokeswoman Jennifer Forkish has 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. 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.”

It was reported that 249 medical calls were made on this first day of the festival, though mostly minor, with five hospital transports.

EDC’s patrons have a questionable history with drug misconduct, with the tragic story of a 22-year-old who had taken ecstasy at the festival that led her to jump off her hotel balcony, and a 15-year-old girl’s overdose in 2010 which caused the festival to relocate out of Los Angeles.

We are so saddened by this news but hope it serves as a stark reminder to rage responsibly!