Hard Summer Fest Attendee Died of Ecstasy Overdose, Coroner Rules


A teenager who died after she attended the Hard Summer festival in August succumbed to an ecstasy overdose, the L.A. County Department of Coroner ruled this month.
Despite a common misperception in the rave scene that MDMA deaths are caused mostly by adulterated pills, toxicology tests turned up no other drugs in the system of 19-year-old Emily Tran, Capt. John Kades told L.A. Weekly today. More at the Informer.

The official cause of death, he said, was listed as …
… “acute MDMA intoxication.”
Organizers said the teen from Anaheim had seizures at the two-day, DJ-driven festival before passing away at a hospital.