California man apparently died of heat-related issues during first night of EDC

by Antonio Castelan and Marvin Clemons

Michael Adam Morse, 35, was reported to have gone into convulsions at the EDC at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and was pronounced deceased at the venue, according to the Clark County coroner’s office. (Photos provided by family)

A 34-year-old California man died at the Electric Daisy Carnival Festival over the weekend. The family of the man blames EDC organizers for their loved one’s death.

“My husband had the best heart in the world. He was so giving. He was so kind. He would do anything for me,” said Jennifer Marshall, the widow of the EDC festivalgoer.

Marshall never thought she would be a widow at 35 and that her 34-year-old husband, Michael Morse, would die on the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival.

“It was the worst call of my life because as I told you this was supposed to be his last rave that he was going to,” said Marshall.

Morse and two of his friends from Thousand Oaks, Calif. made the trip to EDC in Las Vegas. Marshall says things took a turn for the worst at the Uber line just after 3 a.m. on Saturday.

“At about 3:25 in the morning he began convulsing and having seizures,” said Marshall.

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Marshall says her husband was taken to the EDC medical tent. The Clark County Coroner reports Morse died about four hours later at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“He never made it to the hospital,” a coroner examiner told News 3. “His cause and manner of death are pending, and it looks like it may take up to two months for the toxicology reports.”

“At his death, his temperature was a 109.6,” said Marshall.

That’s about ten degrees more than an average person’s body temperature. Marshall says that before his death, her husband complained of the heat and problems with getting drinking water.

“The water stations – they did have had lines of over an hour for people to try to get water,” said Marshall.

“We were told the lines were…

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