Insomniac releases statement after man’s death at EDC Las Vegas

insomniac gives statement about man's death at edc
EDC Las Vegas img via Insomniac

Insomniac has released a statement regarding the man’s death that occurred this weekend in Las Vegas at the Electric Daisy Carnival.

34-year-old Michael Morse, passed away at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway after night one of the Electric Daisy Carnival on June 17. The coroner said Morse had a temperature of 109 degrees at the time of his death.

A relative who was not at the event said that long lines for water could have contributed to Michael Morse’s death. “We were told the lines were an hour or more to get water,” Linda Marshall told News 3. “They got it fixed for the second night, but we were told the lines were very long the first night.”

Insomniac released a statement about the man’s death on Tuesday morning.

“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.”

In addition, Insomniac pointed out that there were 164 free water access points during the festival, with a maximum wait time of 10 minutes. Water was also available for purchase at booths inside the event as well as from hawkers who roamed the grounds.


  1. I was there and the wait for water was never more than 5 minutes and I filled my water pack 2x a night and so did the others in my party. The longest line I saw was for a ride and even that wasn’t more than an hour- hour and a half.

  2. Pasquale spares no expense when it comes to the safety of the EDM family members that attends his events djs and fans alike! My condolences to the mans family may he rest in paradise ❤️❤️

  3. Very sad to hear someone passed away, but the timing the widow describes is innaccurate. They have ample free water stations that never took more than 5-10 minutes in line. Even if someone didn’t want to wait in line, there were vendors literally every 20 feet selling cold water for $5/bottle if waiting in line for 5-10 minutes was too long. It is hot out there, but it is very easy to stay hydrated and avoid overheating as long as you are conscious of this, which all ravers should be.

  4. So sorry for the loss of life! But as i read about the other deaths only to be from drug use that has nothing to do with EDC its a personal choice of adults to use drugs not EDC

  5. The only time water was not available was in line for the shuttle buses (specifically linq), the first day we had to dump all water and bottles once we got into the shuttle line – we waited almost 2 hours until we got on the bus and during that time they didn’t have any water bottles available. Last year, cold waterbottles was given once we passed the security search.
    However I agree, water was easy to get once in the festival (they started selling before you got in the gate) and there was was always staff watching and assisting. My crew is all about the PLUR and assisted with anyone that appeared in distress – each time we helped someone staff always came by and would bring a wheelchair. Ice was also available if you asked. There were warnings of the heat wave, unfortunately people do need to take some responsibility for themselves. A lot of people that we assisted didn’t have hydration packs…


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