The Closeup Forever Summer Concert in the Philippines ended on a rather tragic note as five people died during and following the festival. The concert, which featured sets from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Julian Jordan & more, was attended by around 14,000 people on Saturday, May 21.
Of the deceased, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) indicated that at least two died from what looked like a drug overdose, and both experienced massive heart attacks. It is not clear what drug was taken at this time, and toxicology reports are pending. Reports are coming in about a substance referred to as “green amore” that could have contributed.
According to CNN Philippines, “Pasay City police chief inspector Rolando Baula said they are looking at three possible causes of death — effects of illegal drugs, heat stroke, and poisoning.”
The names of the deceased are Ariel Leal, 22, Lance Garcia, 36, Ken Migawa, 18, Eric Anthony Miller, 33, and Bianca Fontejon, 18. At this time, the parents are asking for privacy as they grieve.
Closeup released a statement on Sunday.