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The tragic last post of a French backpacker who collapsed and died on at Queensland music festival

The tragic last post of a French backpacker who collapsed and died on a dancefloor at a Queensland music festival – as his friends come together in one final act of kindness

  • Hardworking Frenchman who ‘loved everyone’ died at a QLD music festival
  • Benoit Faure could not be revived after he collapsed at the Elements festival 
  • Over $20,000 has been raised to bring his body back to France for funeral 

Benoit Faure could not be revived after he fell to the ground at the Elements dance festival on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast’s on December 19.

His loved ones are hoping to use the money donated by generous individuals to bring his body back to France so they can have a proper funeral for the young man.

In the days leading up to the tragedy, Mr Faure posted a striking image of himself to social media strolling along a white sand beach with the sun hovering beautifully in the background.

It was the last image he ever posted.

Benoit Faure could not be revived after he fell to the ground at the Elements dance festival (pictured) on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast’s on December 19

‘As you can imagine it’s a huge shock for his family and friends,’ Simon West, who is organising the gofundme campaign said.

‘This is such a tragic situation and I’m sure we can all relate in some way.’

The Frenchman had been enjoying his time in Australia after arriving a few years ago.

His friends say he was a ‘hard worker and an extremely positive person’ who ‘loved everyone’ and had great energy.

‘We are trying to get some money together so we can help get his body back home to France, as you can imagine it’s very expensive,’ Mr West said.

Over $20,000 has been raised in under two weeks for the family of the French national

Over $20,000 has been raised in under two weeks for the family of the French national

'As you can imagine it's a huge shock for his family and friends,' Simon West, who is organising the gofundme campaign said (Mr Faure is pictured second from the right)

‘As you can imagine it’s a huge shock for his family and friends,’ Simon West, who is organising the gofundme campaign said (Mr Faure is pictured second from the right)

The Frenchman (pictured with kangaroo) had been enjoying his time in Australia after arriving a few years ago.

The Frenchman (pictured with kangaroo) had been enjoying his time in Australia after arriving a few years ago.

‘We would also like to try and help his family with funeral costs… We need to think of his family and how we can help.’

The cause of his shocking death has not yet been identified by investigators.

Queensland Police have not confirmed if Mr Faure died of a drug overdose – or whether party drugs or other substances may have contributed to the tragedy.

But an autopsy is being carried out to shed light on what happened.

The organisers of Elements dance festival have passed on their ‘sincerest condolences’ to Mr Faure friends and family in a statement.

The gofundme campaign is hoping to raise a total of $30,000.

'We are trying to get some money together so we can help get his body back home to France, as you can imagine it's very expensive,' Mr West said (Mr Faure is pictured back left)

‘We are trying to get some money together so we can help get his body back home to France, as you can imagine it’s very expensive,’ Mr West said (Mr Faure is pictured back left)

Queensland Police have not confirmed if Mr Faure (pictured) died of a drug overdose

An autopsy is being carried out to shed light on what happened

Queensland Police have not confirmed if Mr Faure (pictured) died of a drug overdose – or whether party drugs or other substances may have contributed to the tragedy

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