Man Jumps to His Death at Concert

SARATOGA, Calif. (AP) _ Authorities say a man jumped to his death onto the stage of a Northern California concert in front of hundreds of horrified music fans.

The band, the Swell Season, was playing an outdoor show at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga on Thursday night when the jump happened.

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Rick Sung says authorities are treating the death as a suicide. The man’s identity has not been released.

Sung says the man left a friend in the audience around 10 p.m. and soon appeared on a roof that covers the stage. Witnesses say he jumped off the roof and landed on stage near the band’s lead singer Glen Hansard.

The jumper was pronounced dead by a doctor who spent an hour trying to revive him.

The band extended its sympathies in a MySpace post Friday.

  • Man falls to his death during Swell Season concert « The Bay Area's LIVE 105

    […] A man climbed up to the roof of the stage at a Mountain Winery concert last night and jumped or fell to his death on stage.  The man, whose name has not been released by the Santa Clara county sheriff’s office, crashed down next to singer Glen Hansard of The Swell Season, who were performing at the time of the incident. Police are treating the death as a suicide.  A doctor in the crowd pronouced the man dead after trying to revive him for an hour onsite.  The Swell Season canceled the rest of the show  and posted its sympathies on Myspace.   Our news station,, has the full story here. […]

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