SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A medical examiner says a man who collapsed while attending a concert last October at the Shrine Mosque died due to effects of methamphetamine use.
Lynn Phillips, 23, died at a hospital after he collapsed at the Life In Color concert at the Shrine Mosque. According to a police report, others were hospitalized in "varying states of unresponsiveness" as well.
"The crowd it attracts, the lights and the paint and the rhythm of the music puts them in a mood I'm not sure I want to see again," said Tom Morris, administrator of the Shrine Mosque.
About 1,200 people were at the Mosque on Oct. 4. Morris said at least 30 people had to go to the emergency room during the event, including Phillips.
"Our hearts go out to the family, but responsibility -- we didn't pass around the drugs, and nobody in our organization would ever do that," Morris said.
During the event, Phillips fell to the ground, experiencing what witnesses described as a seizure, according to the police report. The report also said tests showed methamphetamine in Phillips' blood.
"We did everything we could possibly do, but yet the young man died," Morris said.