Fan dies at gig by metal band Bring Me the Horizon at Alexandra Palace

The young man died at a gig by alternative metal band Bring Me the Horizon
Amusic fan has died after collapsing at a gig by alternative metal band Bring Me the Horizon.
Police and paramedics dashed to the scene at Alexandra Palace on Friday at around 10pm, but the man could not be saved.
BMTH said on Saturday that it was “horrified” by the news of “the death of a young man at our concert last night”.

“Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones at this terrible time. We will comment further in due course,” they said.

Words cannot express how horrified we are feeling this evening after hearing about the death of a young man at our show last night. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones at this terrible time. We will comment further in due course.

The venue posted a short statement to Twitter, referring to the death as a “medical incident”.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with the individual’s family and we would like to express our deepest sympathy to them,” they said.

A medical incident occurred at last night’s Bring Me The Horizon concert. Our thoughts and condolences are with the individual’s family and we would like to express our deepest sympathy to them. We hope you can appreciate we cannot provide any further comment at this time.

“We hope you can appreciate we cannot provide any further comment at this time.”

It is not yet known how the fan died, but police said they were not treating the incident as suspicious.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said the service was called at 9.48pm on Friday to reports of a person unwell.

“We sent an ambulance crew, a paramedic in a fast response car, an advanced paramedic and our hazardous area response team to the scene.

Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes

“Our first medic arrived in less than three minutes. Sadly the patient died at the scene.”

Alexandra Palace issued a statement online: “A medical incident occurred at last night’s Bring Me The Horizon concert. Our thoughts and condolences are with the individual’s family and we would like to express our deepest sympathy to them. We hope you can appreciate we cannot provide any further comment at this time.”

A spokesman added: “We would like to clarify that this was a tragic medical incident and unrelated to the extensive security measures in place at all of or our events.

“However, we feel we must address the inaccurate information quoted on social media. There were over 150 security personnel on site for the concert.

“Alexandra Palace has an experienced events team with security and full medical team stationed throughout the site. We work closely with our local authority, licensing and the emergency services to ensure that regulations and requirements relating to the planning of an event are always executed to a high standard.”

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