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Bonnaroo producers confirm second death at this year's festival

After opening the festival with the tragic news that 32-year-old Beth Myers had passed away on the camp ground, Bonnaroo officials confirmed that a second person died at this year’s four-day Eminem-headlined extravaganza in Manchester, Tennessee.

Producers announced that 24-year-old Christopher Yoder of Raleigh, North Carolina died of hyperthermia after being airlifted to a local hospital. That’s not an unusual affliction, especially considering temperatures ran well into the 90s for the duration of the festival (though the results of a toxicology test could reveal more about Yoder’s passing). Myers’ cause of death had not yet been announced; an autopsy was ordered to determine cause of death.

“The safety of our patrons is our No. 1 concern, and we are deeply saddened by this,” the festival organizers said in a statement. Yoder’s passing marks the tenth death in Bonnaroo’s 10-year history.

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