Each year festival organizers try to do everything in their power to make sure that each and every attendee is safe, but unfortunately, they can't always control the situation. Although this year's Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas was the host of a near-record 107 degree heat, first reports claimed that there had been no deaths at the three-day music festival. Sadly, that news was incorrect.
Kenani Kaimuloa, a 20-year-old woman was declared dead Wednesday night after collapsing on Monday while waiting for a shuttle after EDC's final day.
Doctors have initially attributed her demise to heatstroke, dehydration and exhaustion. However, the cause of death is not official until the county coroner's office weigh in.
Insomiac released this statement in response to the tragic incident.
“We were shocked and saddened to learn that a young woman who had attended the festival passed away today, June 23, 2016. Our sincerest thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of the woman. While the cause of this tragedy has not yet been determined, we ask everyone to keep her loved ones in their prayers during their time of grieving.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help her family pay for expenses. The page's most recent update reads as follows:
It is with the heaviest of hearts that I type this update. Kenani has unfortunately passed away this evening. Dane and family were with her and are finding comfort in each other as well as their faith. Kenani was a beautiful, sweet, talented young lady. I never once saw her without a smile. Dane specifically asked that I update everyone and thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, love, and donations. He and the rest of Kenani’s family have been moved and very touched by your outpouring of support. God bless you all. The next step is still uncertain so I will update again when more information is available in regards to any events planned in memory of Nani. With love, Jerod
Today, the entire dance music community grieves for the tragic loss of one of our own. Our deepest condolences are extended to her family and friends.
Source: LA Weekly