Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed have paid tribute to a 19-year-old stagehand who died while breaking down their set after a gig in Stuttgart, Germany. A second 26-year-old man was also injured in the incident.
"This is beyond heartbreaking to everyone in the band and on our crew," wrote Avenged Sevenfold in a Facebook post.
According to the post, the 26-year-old fell "a very far distance" from the rafters while disassembling the stage and landed on the unnamed 19 year-old, who died from his injuries; the 26-year-old is reportedly in critical condition.
"We all send our thoughts and prayers to the man in the hospital, both families involved, all of the local Live Nation crew and everyone else whose lives have been affected by this terrible accident," the band wrote. "We love our crew so much as well as the many local staff who are essential to our show every night wherever we are around the world. This is such a stark reminder of how quickly an accident can happen and lives shattered in the process."
Disturbed followed suit, posting "horror and heartbreak felt by everyone on the tour is beyond words."
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