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(Updated) Sonic Bloom upheaval: Identity of deceased man found at the festival released

By Dave Herrera and Britt Chester

Update, 4:24, 6/19/13: The identity of the deceased man found at the Sonic Bloom Festival in Georgetown this past weekend has been released.

According to Captain Bruce Snelling of the Clear Creek Sheriff's Department -- who also spoke with us yesterday about the unrelated tasing incident captured on video below -- Nolan Farrell is the name of the man who died.

An autopsy was performed on the 34-year-old Boulder resident on Monday, but the cause of death has not been revealed. Captain Snelling says there doesn't appear to be any foul play. The toxicology results won't likely be available for four to six weeks. We'll have more updates as they become available.

In the meantime, continue on for our original coverage about the unrelated tasing incident, the unexpected microburst and the damage it caused, as well as statements from an eye-witness (the man who shot the cellphone footage) and festival producer Jamie Janover.

See also: - Scott Morrill and Jamie Janover on Sonic Bloom and the growing EDM scene - Sonic Bloom 2013 lineup - Review: Sonic Bloom, 6/24/11

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