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A teenager who died after she attended the Hard Summer festival in August succumbed to an ecstasy overdose, the L.A. County Department of Coroner ruled this month.

See also: Emily Tran: Teen Who Died After Attending Hard Summer Fest ID'd

Despite a common misperception in the rave scene that MDMA deaths are caused mostly by adulterated pills, toxicology tests turned up no other drugs in the system of 19-year-old Emily Tran, Capt. John Kades told L.A. Weekly today.

See also: 'Bad Ecstasy' Rumors Are B.S.; Even Pure Molly Kills

The official cause of death, he said, was listed as …

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 … “acute MDMA intoxication.”

Organizers said the teen from Anaheim had seizures at the two-day, DJ-driven festival before passing away at a hospital.

The coroner's office recorded her death as occurring at 5:40 a.m. Aug. 4 at Greater El Monte Community Hospital.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends,” Hard said in a statement following the revelation of Tran's death in August.

It was the second death in two years for Hard, the first of which involved a young man who died of natural causes.

The event was held this year at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, which might not be welcoming the party back next summer.

Credit: Timothy Norris for L.A. Weekly

Credit: Timothy Norris for L.A. Weekly

See also: Hard Summer Unlikely to Return to Whittier Narrows Next Year

Many in the rave scene, apparently inspired by the pill-testing organization DanceSafe, believe that ecstasy deaths are caused by adulterated MDMA.

But in all the ecstasy deaths we've covered over the years, never has a coroner's report concluded that an adulterant was to blame.

In some cases multiple-drug use was blamed, however, but never so-called “bad ecstasy.” Molly has killed, time and again, often all on its own.

Here are some stories to consider:

*10 Raver Deaths in 5 Years: Ecstasy Often Blamed
*Brent Shapiro’s Final Hours
*'EDC' Raver Teen Sasha Rodriguez Died From Ecstasy Use
*Emily McCaughan, EDC Vegas Raver Who Fell to Her Death, Had Ecstasy, GHB in Her System
*EDC Vegas Raver Anthony Anaya Died of Ecstasy, Cocaine, Alcohol
*EDC Vegas Raver Montgomery Tsang Died From an Ecstasy Overdose

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