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Death at EDC caused by drug toxicity, heat exposure

Posted at 1:12 PM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 21:39:40-04

The Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner has determined that drug use and heat exposure were contributing factors to the death of Michael Morse at Electric Daisy Carnival.

The official cause of death was listed as acute MDMA and TFMPP toxicity. MDMA is also known as Ecstasy, and TFMPP is known as "Legal X." Officials ruled his death as an accident.

“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,” Coroner John Fudenberg said.

Morse died on June 17, the first night of EDC. The California native was 34 years old.