Saratoga Police: Phish concert-goer suddenly dies

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police were called to the Courtyard Marriott in Saratoga for a medical call on July 4 following a three day Phish concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Police say Kellie Goff, 38, of Linwood, Penn., had passed away suddenly.

Goff was staying in the room with two other friends and attended the Phish concert that was held from July 1 to July 3. Another occupant in the room, a 37-year-old man from Jersey City, N.J., was transported to Saratoga Hospital after needing medical assistance. Police say he made a full recovery and has been discharged.

The other occupant, a 36-year-old woman from Stowe, Vt., did not have any medical issues.

Kellie McGinn Goff, 38
Kellie McGinn Goff, 38

Police say their investigation doesn’t show any signs of foul play, but may be related to “substance(s) willfully ingested.”

Police are waiting for toxicology results.

Over the three days, police say 26 other people were arrested for a variety of criminal charges, mostly around illegal drugs.

According to police, the drugs they came across at the concert include marijuana, concentrated cannabis, cocaine, heroin, suboxone, hash oil, Ecstasy, MDMA, LSD, bath salts, nitrous oxide (in tanks and balloons), Xanax, rohypnol, and several other types of prescription medications.

Kellie McGinn Goff
1978-2016 Kellie McGinn Goff, 38, of Linwood died July 4,2016 in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Born at Crozer Hospital in Upland, she was a lifelong resident of Linwood and lived at her late home for the past eight years.
Kellie owned Portraits by Kellie in Media and spent her career as a photographer. She was a graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School, class of 1996; earned an Associate’s Degree from Delaware County Community College and attended West Chester University.
Kellie was a member of St. John Fisher R.C. Church, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Photo Marketing Association Professional Photographers of America and the Aston Business Association. Kellie lived with a contagious passion, bringing joy to everyone around her. She loved spending time with all her cousins, family, and friends talking, laughing, telling stories and listening to music.
Kellie is survived by her husband, Daniel N. Goff; her daughter, Page McGinn Goff; her parents, former Delaware County Sheriff Joseph F. McGinn and Judith Hughes McGinn; and her brother, Joseph F. McGinn, Jr. (Patricia).
Funeral Mass: 11:30AM Monday, July 11, 2016 at St. John Fisher R.C. Church, 4225 Chichester Ave., Boothwyn, PA 19061, where friends may call from 9:00-11:00AM Burial: St. Thomas the Apostle Cemetery In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Page McGinn Goff Education Fund, TD Bank, 5025 Pennell Road, Aston, PA 19014

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