The father of an Electric Forest music festival attendee that passed away is reaching out to the community in hopes of getting his hands on the last set he listened to. It is believed he was at the Jubilee stage dancing to Bishop Briggs when he suffered from cardiac arrest.


Hunter Lurie, the son to filmmaker Rod Lurie, suffered a medical emergency on festival grounds on Friday, June 29, and died at the hospital in the early morning of July 2. Autopsy results have yet to be reported.

“He died dancing,” Rod writes. “There is something to be said for that.”

According to his hand-written schedule, Hunter also checked out or intended to see San Holo, CloZee, Louis the Child and more. He was planning to attend sets from Bassnectar, Herobust, Rezz and more before his festival experience was sadly cut short.

See the original post here and read Rod’s letter to Forest fam in the letter below:

This is a photo of my son Hunter. He was the only person of 40 thousand to die at Electric Forest this year. It is, of course, the singular tragedy of our family. Like all of you, my twenty-seven year old son adored music. I now see that he was preparing for this festival with his pals as if it were, I dunno, D-Day or something. He died dancing. There is something to be said for that.

I am just doing my best to paint a portrait of his last hour. Apparently, he was either close to the stage (or maybe even behind the stage) at Jubilee when Bishop Briggs was playing. (I would love to get her set for the night for my son’s memorial).

I guess if any of remember him could you give me any details. My DM is open to you and eager to hear.

Hunter was a fantastic and beloved young man. He had a cardiac arrest and lasted long enough for me to say goodbye. I had to fly in all the way from Bulgaria where I am making a movie. I was holding his hand in a hospital in Michigan when he slipped from the Earth.

I miss and love him so much.

RIP.

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