A Rolling Loud Festival attendee was brutally assaulted while attending the show in Los Angeles. Now police are investigating the incident after his death.
Kalvin Sanchez, a 23-year-old father of two, was assaulted during the December 14 show at Banc of California Stadium. Sanchez suffered a serious head injury during the altercation, requiring medical attention. He was rushed to Dignity Health-California Hospital Medical Center. He passed away just four days later on December 18.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy on the body. They determined he died of a ‘subdural hematoma and blunt force head trauma.’ The coroner’s office deemed the death a homicide.
Sanchez’s family is now left to deal with the aftermath. The assault and why it happened are currently under investigation. The Los Angeles police have not identified any suspects in connection with the assault. Cell phone footage of several fights that broke out was uploaded to social media.
The organizers of the Rolling Loud Festival expressed their condolences for Sanchez’s family. He leaves behind a 3-year-old daughter and a 2-month-old son.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Kalvin, who passed away last week. Our fans are part of our extended family and their health and safety is our number one priority. The incident is under active investigation by both LAPD and CHP and, as such, we are unable to comment further.”
Sanchez’s family has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover funeral expenses. The victim’s uncle says the family is just trying to keep themselves together in the face of such a tragedy.
Several fights broke out during the performance, though none resulted in death. Lil’ Wayne made headlines back in May when he refused to play Rolling Loud in Miami. That was because of mandatory police checks. Even with those mandatory police checks, people are still getting beat to death while trying to enjoy music.