Stagehand Dies After AVENGED SEVENFOLD Concert In Stuttgart, Germany

Stagehand Dies After AVENGED SEVENFOLD Concert In Stuttgart, Germany

**UPDATE**: AVENGED SEVENFOLD has released the following statement regarding last night's tragic accident:

"We have some very sad news to report. 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 19-year-old man on the local crew. Tragically, the 19-year-old died from his injuries. The other man is now in critical condition at the hospital.

"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."

The original article follows below.

A roadie working at AVENGED SEVENFOLD's concert in Stuttgart, Germany Monday night (February 20) was killed when a colleague fell on him as they were dismantling the stage.

While the 26-year-old survived the 2:00 a.m. incident with serious injuries, the 19-year-old from Esslingen — identified by the German media only as Marvin P. — died at the scene.

Jörg Klopfer, a spokesperson for the Schleyer-Halle venue where the concert was held, told Bild: "We have never had a fatal accident since the opening of the Schleyer-Halle in 1983. It is a terrible tragic event. We mourn with the family and friends of the young man."

It is not clear why the 26-year-old fell from a height of about 20 meters onto his colleague. Police officer Stephan Widmann said: "An expert will try to reconstruct the accident."

AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DISTURBED and CHEVELLE were scheduled to perform in Milan, Italy on Tuesday (February 21), but that show has been called off. The band's Italian concert promoter, Live Nation Italy, released a statement blaming the cancelation on the illness of AVENGED singer M. Shadows.

Photo credit: Rafa Alcantara of TWENTYFOURCORE

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Posted by Schleyer-Halle on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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