19-year-old man dies of suspected overdose outside Spring Awakening

(CHICAGO) A 19-year-old North Side man died after he was discovered outside the Spring Awakening electronic music festival at Soldier Field late Saturday.

Photo Credit: J. DeSalvo (2012)
Photo Credit: J. DeSalvo

Steve Vongkoth was discovered at 11:05 p.m. Saturday near Soldier Field in the 1400 block of North Museum Campus Drive, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Vongkoth, of the 6200 block of North Keystone, was taken to Mercy Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:52 a.m. Sunday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police said the death is thought to be drug-related. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

React Presents, the company that runs Spring Awakening, did not respond to multiple requests for comment Sunday.