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Man dies after suffering ‘medical emergency’ at Lollapalooza

A 24-year-old man attending Grant Park, Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival this past Saturday died after suffering a fatal “medical emergency,” NBC Chicago reports. The man, whom first responders found near the festival’s Perry’s Stage, was immediately rushed to the hospital, according to the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications. Officials have not yet shared a […]

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Man dies on opening day of Tomorrowland

A 27-year-old man from India has died after attending Belgium’s Tomorrowland festival. The man reportedly collapsed and fell unconscious before he was transported from the Boom festival grounds to Antwerp University Hospital. A spokeswoman for the hospital, Evita Bonne, said the attendee could not be revived. His cause of death is currently unknown; an autopsy […]

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Cassius counterparts react to news of Philippe Zdar’s death

Just days before Cassius‘ impending album, Dreems’ release, one half of the French house duo, Philippe “Zdar” Cerboneschi suffered a deadly fall from a Parisian high-rise. An innovative and catalytic force in the French, acid, and nu-disco house spheres, Zdar’s death incited a more-than-audible outcry of grief from his musical counterparts both within the electronic […]

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Cassius member Philippe ‘Zdar’ Cerboneschi has passed away

The French electro scene lost one of its most highly regarded members on Wednesday night. Cassius member Philippe “Zdar” Cerboneschi “fell accidentally out of a high rise window,” according to the duo’s representative in a statement to press. No further details have been disclosed. Condolences have started trickling in, with A-trak and Chromeo taking to […]

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One year after Avicii’s passing, the void in dance music remains

Saturday, April 20 marks the one-year anniversary of Avicii‘s untimely passing. Avicii, born Tim Bergling, died of an apparent suicide in Muscat, Oman, ending a career-long battle with depression and addiction. News of the Swedish superstar’s sudden death sent tremors well beyond the international dance music community, and now, a year later, it’s clear that […]

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Artists industry wide react to Keith Flint’s death

The Earth seemed to stand still for more than just the electronic music space on Monday, March 4 as news of The Prodigy‘s Keith Flint‘s death ripped through the music industry at large. From Skrillex, to Led Zeppelin‘s Jimmy Page, Cypress Hill to the Sex Pistol’s Johnny Rotten, music makers far and wide took to Twitter to […]

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The Prodigy member and dance pioneer, Keith Flint, passes away

Electronic music took a huge loss on Monday morning, March 4, with the passing of The Prodigy founding member, Keith Flint. Police and paramedics were called over to his Essex home at around 8 a.m. on account of medical distress, where the musician was then pronounced dead at the scene. The vocalist was 49 years […]

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I Dug a Green Grave and Learned the Truth About the Dirty Death Industry

ESSEX, NEW YORK—I’m standing with John Davis in front of his grave. It was the very first grave he dug three years ago in the firm soil of the Adirondacks in a place known as Spirit Sanctuary. He had planned to be buried on his land, but he became so enamored with this exact spot, […]

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Nightclub stampede in Italy leaves six dead

A stampede at a rap event early Saturday in an Italian nightclub left five teenagers and one adult dead, and dozens injured, authorities said. Hundreds of people were waiting to see Italian rapper, and self-proclaimed “the king of trap,” Sfera Ebbasta when someone in the club sprayed an “irritant substance” like pepper spray, which ignited […]

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