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Fan Falls To His Death During (Grateful) Dead & Company Concert

Following their latest show at Flushing, New York’s Citi Field, a man died following a 30 to 50-foot fall during the Dead & Company concert.

According to the local news, the man (described as a Brooklyn resident in his 40s) fell from an upper tier balcony to the concrete below at 9pm during the show’s intermission. The police on duty told the Daily News “He attempted a body flip, fell, and landed on the balcony below” and was transported to New York Presbyterian Hospital in Queens, where he pronounced dead.

A driver working at Citi Field told the New York Post that he saw the man fall after attempting to “flip. He was unresponsive and he hit the ground head first. There was no way he survived,” the driver said. “His brother came downstairs and found out he jumped. His brother was with him. He was crying.”

The supergroup Dead & Company — featuring the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chiment — kicked off their 31-date summer tour with a gig at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Walnut Creek amphitheater. Fans attending their these summer shows must show either proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours of the shows, while fans in “pit” seating are required to be fully vaccinated.

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Author: Brad LeBeau

Photo: Brian Crawford