Sasha Rodriguez died of "complications of ischemic encephalopathy due to methylenedioxymethamphetamine intoxication," a coroner's official told the Weekly. Her death was ultimately ruled an accident.
According to research, ecstasy can cause "brain death" by ultimately depriving brain cells of needed oxygen -- a phenomenon that appeared to be the case in the teen's death.
Rodriguez's death was controversial because the two-day EDC event in June also saw some unruliness, 60, mostly drug-related arrests, and more than 200 medical emergencies. It was held at the publicly run Los Angeles Coliseum. In the aftermath, city and county officials called for a review of holding raves at public venues, and the city of L.A. even canceled an October Convention Center event planned by the promoter.