The final day of NYC’s Electric Zoo was called off after two concert-goers died and four were hospitalized.
Two fans overdosed on drugs and died at this weekend’s Electric Zoo festival on Randall’s Island in New York City. Four others remain in critical condition and are in intensive care. This prompted the organizers to cancel the third and final day of the festival. Despite the deaths, this move has infuriated the callous festival-goers.
The cause of death for the two attendees – Jeffrey Russ, 23, and Olivia Rotondo, 20, is believed to have resulted from the use of MDMA – either in the form of Ecstasy pills or its ‘pure’ powder or crystal form, commonly known as Molly.
The officials at Electric Zoo said that the details on ticket refunds would be posted shortly. Meanwhile, the crew has been dismantling the speakers and other equipment and cleaning up the littered ground.
Some of the DJs who were to perform on the final day took to Twitter to offer their condolences.
“Just heard the news. I’m so sorry New York! If you’re partying, please remember to stay safe.” – Laidback Luke
“I don’t even know what to say anymore…” – Zedd
“My thoughts go out to families and the people who died at Electric Zoo in New York.” – Sebastian Ingrosso