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Pumpkins Concert Death Not an Injury
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After conducting an autopsy yesterday, September 27, Vancouver regional coroner Owen Court determined that the death of 20-year-old Richmond, British Columbia resident Kenny Leung at a Smashing Pumpkins show earlier this week was not the result of moshing or crowd-surfing, according to a report on The Globe and Mail’s website.

The Globe and Mail quoted Court as saying, \"There is absolutely no evidence of any injury and therefore I would say, what you would call moshing or crowd-surfing would have nothing to do with this whatsoever. There was no injury on this young man.\"

In the absence of a trauma injury, the coroner is looking to toxicology tests to provide an explanation for Leung’s death.

The Pumpkins responded to the tragedy with a post on their website:

\"The Smashing Pumpkins were deeply saddened to learn about the passing of a young man who attended their Vancouver show Monday night (September 24). As they and everyone else await news from the investigation into the nature of his passing, the band want to express their sincerest condolences to his family and friends.\"

The band’s tour continues tonight, September 28, in Salt Lake City.