EDM News: Death At Hard Summer Festival Determined To Be From Natural Causes, Not MDMA

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EDM News: Death At Hard Summer Festival Determined To Be From Natural Causes, Not MDMA

The LA Weekly has reported that the suspected overdose at this year's Hard Summer event in Los Angeles was due to natural causes. Original reports had indicated that the deceased, 21 year old Jonathan Reyes, had died from a suspected drug overdose. From the LA Weekly's Dennis Romero:

Jonathan Reyes collapsed the night of Aug. 3 near the Harder Stage in an event witnessed by some. A fire official said he "was found unresponsive, pulseless and non-breathing at the venue:"

A police official said an MDMA overdose was suspected. However, following toxicology tests, which take as long as 8 weeks to complete, coroner's officials say no drugs were in his body.

Rather, says coroner's Lt. Fred Corral, Reyes died of natural causes, namely a heart attack.

"It was due to a ruptured aortic aneurysm," he said. He died "due to the aneurysm blood clot, which ruptures due to pressure."

He called it a case of "natural causes" and said the young man's "Marfan syndrome," a hereditary condition that affects connective tissue, including heart valves, in tall people, played a contributing role in Reyes' death.

Source: LA Weekly

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