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REPORTS: Fan Passes Away After Falling Ill At A Slipknot Show

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 15 August 2019 at 16.54

Very sad news.

A fan has reportedly died after falling ill at Slipknot's Knotfest Road Show in Tinley Park, llinois.

Patch report that other fans at Knotfest at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on August 11 saw the man, identified as 62-year-old Richard Valadez, fall to the ground during the band’s set on Sunday. He was pronounced dead later that night.

One witness statement shared that after falling to the ground in a mosh pit, the man suffered what appeared to be a seizure as people tried to help him up. It has been reported that two men gave him CPR while waiting for medical assistance.

The cause of his death is not yet known, and an autopsy is pending.

The promoter of Knotfest has not yet made an official statement.

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