A Louder Than Life salesman named Nicholaus Davis was found dead on the festival grounds last weekend after an apparent overdose.
According to the WDRB of Louisville, Kentucky, Davis was found unconscious by a member of festival staff on the morning of Friday, September 24. Emergency medical services confirmed her death was due to an apparent overdose. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office is awaiting the results of the toxicology report.
Festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents released a statement on Davis’ death on Friday afternoon.
âThe well-being of our festival-goers, staff, suppliers, volunteers and performers is our primary concern, and we are working diligently to ensure the event is as safe as possible. Overnight, a member of our team discovered an unresponsive contract vendor in a workspace. EMS was dispatched immediately and confirmed the death as an apparent overdose. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends. “
Loudwire sends condolences to Davis’ family and loved ones. Rest in peace.
The CDC reports that drug overdose deaths hit a record high in 2020, totaling 93,331 lives lost, more than 20,000 more than in 2019, as reported in the Commonwealth Fund. The peak was particularly evident after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
Metallica, Disturbed, Korn, Jane’s Addiction, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Machine Gun Kelly, Breaking Benjamin and Gojira were among the performers of Louder Than Life last weekend. Metallica headlined Friday night and Sunday night (September 26) and surprised the crowd at the end of the weekend with a full performance of The black album.
If you or someone you know is struggling with a drug and / or alcohol addiction, help is available on the Addiction and Mental Health Administration website. To speak to someone on the phone, dial 1-800-622-HELP (1-800-622-4357) or send a text message to 1-800-487-4889.
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