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Avenged Sevenfold crew member dies in accident after show

By | Published on Thursday 23 February 2017

Avenged Sevenfold

A member of the local crew working on an Avenged Sevenfold show that took place in Germany earlier this week was killed when another stagehand fell from the rafters and landed on top of him.

The incident seemingly happened as the stage was being taken down after the gig. In a statement, the band said: “Last night after our show in Stuttgart, Germany, a 26 year old stagehand fell from the rafters while breaking down our stage. He fell a very far distance onto a nineteen year old man on the local crew. Tragically, the nineteen year old died from his injuries. The other man is now in critical condition at the hospital”.

The band continued: “This is beyond heartbreaking to everyone in the band and on our crew. We all send our thoughts and prayers to the man in the hospital, both families involved, all of the local Live Nation crew and everyone else whose lives have been affected by this terrible accident. We love our crew so much as well as the many local staff who are essential to our show every night wherever we are around the world. This is such a stark reminder of how quickly an accident can happen and lives shattered in the process”.

Support act Disturbed added in their own statement: “The horror and heartbreak felt by everyone on the tour is beyond words. Our deepest condolences go out to that poor nineteen year old’s family, and our best wishes for a speedy recovery go out to the surviving crew member that fell. We love and cherish all those dedicated crew members that are responsible for making the show happen day in and day out, and this horrible tragedy is almost too much to bear. We dedicate the rest of this tour to our fallen brothers”.

The bands are next due to perform at Zenith in Munich on Saturday.