Live Nation has confirmed that at this year's Hard Summer music festival in Los Angeles, that one male attendee has passed away due to cardiac distress. The incident occurred just moments before Flying Lotus' set where he tweeted “Damn. I saw a guy die before I played my set. Heavy.” At the moment there's no word of what may have caused his death.
Live Nation said in a statement that:
During Saturday evening’s event held at Los Angeles State Historic Park, a patron experienced cardiac distress and sadly passed away at the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Our guests’ safety and well being is of paramount importance at every Live Nation event. We have skilled EMT’s, police, and security staff deployed on site to respond to any emergency situation and last night members of this emergency team were with this patron and administering CPR within two minutes of notification. We work closely with local health and safety authorities to plan for emergencies and set the appropriate staffing levels for each event.
For more information please contact LAC+USC Medical Center.