In what’s always a tragic story to report, Ultra Music Festival authorities have confirmed that a student at the University of Miami has passed away shortly after attending the event this past weekend.
Adam C. Levine, a 21-year-old senior, was attending the electronic music festival this past weekend, when security personnel noticed he was having some difficulties and contacted medical personnel for assistance. Ray Martinez, Chief of Security at Ultra, said that paramedics began emergency medical treatment, then opted to transport Levine to the nearby Jackson Memorial Hospital once it was clear his condition wasn’t improving. He died in the hospital shortly afterwards. “I personally contacted Adam’s family yesterday and offered them our condolences,” Martinez said. “We are saddened by their loss and our thoughts are with them.”
An obituary for Adam posted on Restonnow.com states that he died of complications from a seizure, however an official cause of death has yet to be released by the Miami-Dade County medical examiner. Security staff at Ultra is working with local authorities as they continue to investigate the events surrounding his death. The University of Miami acknowledged Adam’s passing in a letter posted on it’s Facebook page on Saturday night:
Dear UM Students,
It is with deepest sadness and regret that I inform you of the loss of one of our students. Adam C. Levine, a senior majoring in Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences, passed away last night at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The University has been in contact with Adam’s family, and we wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to them and to his many friends. Please keep them in your thoughts in the following days.
Truly beloved by all, Adam’s outgoing, caring personality and sense of humor was known to always make his friends smile. Adam was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity where he served as a beloved brother and respected officer and leader in the Greek community. With a remarkably joyful disposition, he enjoyed helping his fellow students. He was an active leader in Student Government, where he had served as a two-time Senator and Public Relations Vice Chair. Adam also served as the Program Coordinator for the Freshman Leadership Council.
He studied abroad in Australia last year, and recently, he had decided to apply to dental school.
I know the UM community will join me in supporting Adam’s family and his many friends and honoring Adam’s memory during this difficult time. Information regarding a memorial service will be shared through social media when details are confirmed.
As always, counseling and support services are available to all members of the UM community. Please do not hesitate to reach out at any time to the following:
Dr. Patricia A. Whitely
Vice President for Student Affairs
It’s always hard to hear about the sudden death of one so young, but it hits even closer to home knowing he was amongst the hundreds of thousands of attendees just looking to enjoy themselves in the presence of some of the world’s biggest DJ’s. All of us here at EDMTunes would like to extend our condolences to his friends and family as they cope through this difficult time.