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Gathering of the Juggalos marred by fan death, Insane Clown Posse

Posted by on August 12, 2013

gatheringFrom August 8th until yesterday, the 14th annual Gathering of the Juggalos took place at Cave In Rock, IL. And while thousands of Insane Clown Posse fans attended the festival, one less came back. 24 year-old Cory Collins approached a fellow camper on Friday (9), saying that he wasn’t feeling well and asking if he could rest in his tent, which was central to the Festival. After granting Collins space in his tent, the camper returned to his tent several hours later, which had four other friends sleeping it it, to check on Collins and found his body cold. The Riverfront Times reports:

When the owner of the tent, who admitted that he had taken mescaline earlier in the day, returned around 2 p.m. to check on the man, he found that the body was cold. He explained that he went to lift the man’s arm up (which reportedly displayed track marks) to check his pulse, but when he did so “the guy’s whole body came up — rigor mortis had begun to set in — and blood came out of his mouth.”

Our source explains that the man then frantically began trying to wake his sleeping friends, telling them that there was a dead man in the tent with them. “These are four dudes that had been sleeping with a corpse.” His friends initially thought he was joking or playing a prank — this sort of twisted humor, centered on death, would not be out of place among juggalos.

Given that it was initially apparent that the 24 year-old died of a heroin overdose, the “drug bridge,” which he apparently came from, was closed, with private security blocking off the path with trucks. However, the Gathering continued on.

[photo via Nate “Igor” Smith by way of Gawker]

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