Warped Tour release statement over fan death

Monday, 2nd August saw the death of Curtis Alan DeForest, a 26 year old Kansas resident who fell ill during the Vans Warped Tour. Curtis was taken from the venue to a nearby hospital but was later pronounced dead while the cause had yet to be determined.

Warped Tour officials have posted the following update on their website:

As the Vans Warped Tour awaits a complete report from the Bonner Springs law enforcement and medical examiner on the passing of a concertgoer at yesterday’s (August 2) show in Bonner Springs, KS, the tour would like to offer their thoughts and prayers to the young man’s family and friends. Tour organizers are working closely with Capitol Federal Park @Sandstone staff and local officials to determine the actual facts surrounding this tragic incident and will make further details known as they become available.

Other concert goers at the same festival who saw Curtis fall ill are reporting that it was extremely hot and one fan, Taylor, commented on MTV that he was sent to the medical area for severe dehydration making mention that water refill stations were not clearly marked with a heavy price of $6 (£3.75) for water. Other commenters Stefay and TarynBriana also comment that they saw Curtis fall ill and that security would only allow you to bring your own water to the venue if your bottle was still sealed, if not, you had to bin it before you entered.

     

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