The Clark County Coroner’s Office ruled the death of a 34-year-old man who died after the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway as accidental.
Michael Adam Morse, of California, died from acute MDMA, also known as ecstasy and TFMPP toxicity, a drug also known as “Legal X.” Environmental heat exposure was also listed as a contributing factor to his death, according to the coroner.
Coroner John Fudenberg said, “a few of the many adverse effects of the drug Ecstasy is increased body temperature and dehydration, which when combined with hot weather creates a potentially deadly situation.”
Morse’s body was 109 degrees at the time of his death, according to the coroner’s office.
Insomniac released an official statement shortly following the death:
“The unexpected passing of a loved one is tragic, and while the exact cause of this tragedy is still unknown, we do know that family and friends are grieving. It is with great sadness that we send our thoughts and condolences to the loved ones of the man who passed away after the festival had ended.
Our health and safety plan is created over several months with local agencies. Our roaming medical personnel are available twenty-four hours a day, free of charge, with the best emergency room doctors, nurses, EMTs and paramedics in the country. A full staff of security and police are also available to all attendees. We encourage everyone to approach our caring staff and ask for help if needed.”