Shepparton man dies in Chicago

August 07, 2017

A Shepparton man who was attending a music festival in the United States was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday.

The family of Haimish Mawson, 21, said he passed away on Sunday morning while on a trip to Los Angeles and Chicago, and are awaiting the circumstances of his death.

The News understands he had attended the Lollapalooza music festival at the weekend.

Loved ones have remembered the 21-year-old as an amazing friend. 

Stepfather Darryl Remnant said he would be missed.

‘‘This will leave a huge hole in his family and close knit friends,’’ Mr Remnant said.

‘‘While we don't know the full story yet, we have been in contact with the Medical Examiner in Chicago, and will post an update regarding when we can go collect Haimish and bring him home, and funeral arrangements.

‘‘If you could please keep Jennie, Natassja and Isaac in your prayers over the next few days, as this is going to be a very, very tough time for all of them.’’

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