The LA Times is reporting that 24 year old Kimchi Truong of Oakland passed away on Thursday due to an apparent drug overdose at Coachella last weekend.
The Times writes:
The woman, identified as Kimchi Truong of Oakland, collapsed in the taxi area of the festival around 2 a.m. Saturday and was taken to JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio, said Sgt. Curt James of the sheriff-coroner’s office.
Truong was later transported to the Desert Regional Medical Center, where she remained until she died about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Local website LAist is also reporting that Troung sought treatment earlier at a medical tent on festival grounds. The actual cause of death is pending toxicology results, which normally take about four weeks to be returned.
Goldenvoice, Coachella's organizers, issued the following statement
"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."
Coachella is a three day arts and music festival that takes place with mirrored lineups over two weekends in Indio California. The second weekend starts today and will go through Sunday.
Source: LA Times