Roadie tragically killed at Avenged Sevenfold show in Germany

Posted by on February 21, 2017

It has recently been reported that a roadie was tragically killed at last night’s Avenged Sevenfold concert in Stuttgart, Germany (20). Apparently, after the band’s show, the stage was being dismantled and a 26 year-old fell about 65 feet onto a 19 year-old stagehand, Martin P., killing him. The Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle’s stated the unfortunate news on their Facebook:

Translated by Facebook:

Sad end of a freezing: after the performance by avenged sevenfold is cutting in on the night of Tuesday (21. February) in the Hanns Martin Schleyer Hall to a tragic accident at work here. A 26-Year-old worker falls on a 19-Year-old man of an external service provider, the one with the dismantling of the stage picture was busy, and that are fatally injured him. We are deeply shocked and sad. Our sympathy goes out to the family and all the family.”

According to bild.de, (translated by google):

“Deadly accident in the Schleyerhalle. A roadie (26) rushed from the Hallendach to his colleague Marvin P. (19). While the 25-year-old survived seriously injuried, the 19-year-old from the circle of Esslingen died. The accident occurded in the night on Tuesday around 2 o’clock.”

Bild quoted Schleyerhallen spokesman Jörg Klopfer (58) informing:

“We have never had a fatal accident since the opening of the Schleyerhalle in 1983. It is a terrible tragic event, we mourn with the family and friends of the young man.”

Police are currently investigating. Avenged Sevenfold had already cancelled tonight’s Milan show, apparently due to illness, and just responded to the death:







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