NEW YORK (CBS SF) — Tragedy struck a Dead & Company concert Friday night when an audience member fell off a balcony and died, according to reports.
The New York Daily News reported that the fan attempted to backflip on a balcony at Citi Field during the San Franciscan jam band’s show and fell onto the balcony 50-feet-below him.READ MORE: COVID Outbreak Among San Jose Police Officers Creates Issues For Patrolling
First responders arrived around 9 p.m. and transported the victim, described as a Brooklyn man in his 40s, to New York Presbyterian Hospital in Queens, where he died, according to the New York Daily News.READ MORE: CHP Arrests Fencing Suspect, Recover Stolen Merchandise From Louis Vuitton Smash-And-Grab
Dead & Company is a new version of the legendary jam band the Grateful Dead, featuring former Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann playing along with singer songwriter John Mayer.MORE NEWS: Enrollment Up At Hayward Trucking School As Driver Shortage Fuels Better Pay
As of Saturday morning, the Dead & Company had not issued a statement on the concertgoer’s death.