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A 24-Year-Old Girl Who Collapsed At Coachella Has Died After Apparently Overdosing On Drugs & Alcohol

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When Bay Area beauty Kimchi Truong traveled to Indio, CA last weekend to attend what has arguably become the world's most popular music festival, we doubt her friends and family ever fathomed the possibility that she might never return.

Unfortunately, they were wrong.

The 24-year-old girl collapsed at Coachella last Saturday, apparently as a result of overdosing on drugs and alcohol. Though she was quickly treated at nearby medical facilities and eventually rushed to John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, doctors were ultimately unable to save her.

After later being transferred to Desert Regional Medical Center, Kimchi was pronounced dead on Thursday.

Investigators say it all started Saturday night/Sunday morning when she collapsed at a music tent. She was treated there by medical personnel, and later became unresponsive at the venue's taxi pick-up area. From there she was rushed to the hospital.

While coroners are still waiting for the results of the official toxicology report, it's being considered an apparent overdose.

Festival promoter Goldenvoice offered this statement:

“We are saddened to learn the individual has died. We believe this to be an unfortunate but isolated incident. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends.”

We sincerely hope this is an isolated incident!!

Our thoughts go out to Kimchi and her loved ones. Hopefully there is no more tragedy at this weekend's festivities!

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19 comments to “A 24-Year-Old Girl Who Collapsed At Coachella Has Died After Apparently Overdosing On Drugs & Alcohol”



  1. 1

    No different than Woodstock or any large rock festival. There are always deaths from over dose. What makes this different than the others?? Oh, maybe we ought to know better by now?? Sorry. No one who drinks heavily and or takes drugs ever thinks it'll "be them" on the slab.



  2. 2

    "Desert Regional Medical Center" - She was transferred there because she had no insurance to speak of. Desert Regional Medical Center is where the welfare patients go to die. Sad sad sad. They probably could have saved her, but JFK didn't want to flip the bill for her life.

  3. Drugs are for SUCKERS says – reply to this


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    This is particularly sad because she's asian. I just picture a bunch of tattooed white friends corrupting her and going "chug chug chug chug. now do this drug. COME ON. you dont want to be a NERD do you? take this drug".. and she was probably so desperate to fit in with her crowd. Peer pressure fatality. Thats what I'm imaging in my head. No way of knowing how it really happened.
    Drug users by race USA: Native americans 10.6% … mixed race 11.2% (wtf? mixed race people are the biggest drug users???? shocking to me. I have no theory why but probably will formulate something), african american 7.7%, hispanics 6.8%, whites 6.6% and asians…. only 3.2% . She doesnt have a burnout druggie face… so drugs were probably new to her.

  4. lori says – reply to this


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    Re: Drugs are for SUCKERS – you dont get out much. have u ever been to a rave? in my city, most ppl doing drugs are asian.

  5. Jason says – reply to this


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    When will people learn to say no to drugs…geez a death that could have been prevented. The parents will blame everything else and not their child, I don't feel bad for those who OD on drugs….but feel bad for a life that was wasted.

  6. nfff says – reply to this


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    Not ever thing works out so well. People die all the time. No big deal.

  7. DrUgs aRe FoR SUCKERS says – reply to this


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    Re: lori – I do get out ALOT…..to mow the lawn. To pick up sticks (a daily gift of the trees). And a few times a month to my office to check on my employees. I don't live in a city. I literally had to buy a plane to shorten the distance between me and the nearby cities and family, otherwise, I'd be driving on the twisty roads for endless hours getting hypnotized by the scenery (its a pain in the ass just to get to my plane … just to get out of my locality). There isnt much to "go out to" in my town. Nevermind drugs. Its a pain in the ass just to buy aspirin in my town. The biggest store in my town…. is my cellar. You should see the huge inventory of supplies my girl has been hoarding in there… so she wont have to drive so much.
    So no…. I have not nor ever will go to a rave UNLESS you consider the Burning Man Festival a rave. I have been known to allow my sisters to drag me to that kicking and screaming.

  8. DrUgs aRe FoR SUCKERS says – reply to this


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    Re: lori – I have never researched rave related statistics (not sure I could). But, it would appear to me that only 3 out of every 100 asian americans is a regular user of drugs. Thats an incredible statistic in a drug filled nation. People always say "kids have no positive role models"and I always say "yes kids do but adults keep asians off the tv and out of movies and refuse to sign them to music contracts".

  9. nope says – reply to this


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    I saw a clip that two people died at the festival. Is this a third. I can't tell by the article how much the medical personnel at Coachella treated her. Did they call an ambulance? They're in big trouble if they just sent her and her friends to a taxi stand and not to a hospital. There is tons of alcohol and drugs used in plain site and some by obviously underaged kids. Bieber was seen drinking and we all know he's underage… others too. This girl was of age but it looks like the medical personnel were inadequate.

  10. What says – reply to this


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    Re: nfff – Are you
    stupid or insane? Someone dying is a Huge deal. Who raised you without a heart?

  11. woah says – reply to this


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    Re: adg100 – Wow, that's even sadder.

  12. SuperAsian says – reply to this


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    Re: lori – You are so racist its hilarious. Please don't have kids. Coachella's attendees are very multicultural, and everyone who goes to these events take some experience enhancing drugs. If you think that Asians are somehow excluded, you are a sad sad person.



  13. 13

    Re: lori – you got that right. I used to go to raves.. and you are sooo right



  14. 14

    Re: SuperAsian – do you even read of who she was commenting too? that's what the person said. she was in no way or form being racist sensitive much?

    This is particularly sad because she's asian. I just picture a bunch of tattooed white friends corrupting her and going "chug chug chug chug. now do this drug. COME ON. you dont want to be a NERD do you? take this drug".. and she was probably so desperate to fit in with her crowd. Peer pressure fatality. Thats what I'm imaging in my head. No way of knowing how it really happened.

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  15. Drugs are for SUCKERS says – reply to this


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    I found it strange that someone would attempt to override general drug statistics with…. something they saw at a rave. I was thinking "thank goodness I dont get out alot. If i did, I wouldnt have so much time on my hands to research statistics and I'd have to rely on second hand rave observations as data." I personally had never been to a rave (burning man is basically an arts festival) but If i had been to one…. I wouldnt do drugs at it. I'd just enjoy the music (not that a metalhead can enjoy THAT stuff). So i researched them and learned that Just because someone is at a rave doesnt mean they are doing drugs. Some raves are attended by 45,000 people. Thats alot of overdoses if they are ALL getting high. Just like not everybody at the original woodstock did drugs and not everybody who went to see the grateful dead was stoned. I tried to research "what percentage of asian americans have attended a rave" but then thought "why do i think I can find statistics on EVERYTHING?". Then I thought… "wait. so lori has been to a rave. Does that mean she does drugs?". Lori, you on drugs?

  16. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Concerts dating back to the '60's have a long history of deaths from various causes, and one of those causes was overdose. Drugs at those venues could come from anywhere, and be anything. Random sellers are to be avoided if you must do that kind of thing. Also, some people don't know their body's limit; and the limit can be different for each person.



  17. 17

    #YOLO

  18. whutwhut says – reply to this


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    Re: DrUgs aRe FoR SUCKERS – I always find it amazing when the extremely wealthy, who have enough money to buy planes, find so much time to argue with other people on the internet. See guys? Having money doesn't buy you a life. The "rich" are just like us, with nothing better to do.

  19. ReplyingToRacists says – reply to this


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    Re: Drugs are for SUCKERS – yeah yeah yeah, make it a race thing.