Coachella Festival Attendee Dies After Collapsing
Drugs or alcohol may be the cause of the 24-year-old's death.
An Oakland woman, 24, died Thursday afternoon at an area hospital after collapsing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 12.
"We're testing to find out whether drugs or alcohol are involved in the death," said Sgt. Curt James of the Riverside County sheriff-coroner's office to The Hollywood Reporter. James could not confirm that it was an overdose related death and won't know the cause for up to six weeks.
Concert promoter Goldenvoice described the death of Kimchi Truong, 24, as an "apparent drug overdose." Truong "collapsed" at the festival last Saturday and was taken to JFK Hospital and, later, Desert Region Medical Center, a coroner's office statement read.
"Last weekend, a festival attendee suffered an apparent drug overdose," a Goldenvoice statement read. "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."
A longer version of this story first appeared on THR.com.