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Rock band Bring Me The Horizon left ‘horrified’ after young fan dies at their gig

A young man died at a Bring Me The Horizon gig, leaving the group ‘horrified’, it has emerged.

The metal band, which formed in Sheffield, played at the Alexandra Palace in north London on Friday where a fan lost his life during the show.

The London Ambulance Service were called at 9.48pm and sent an ambulance crew and paramedics to the venue, but the attendee was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bring Me The Horizon released a statement on their Twitter page which read: ‘Words cannot express how horrified we are feeling this evening after hearing about the death of a young man at our show last night. 

‘Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones at this terrible time. We will comment further in due course.’

Bring Me The Horizon revealed that a fan had died at their gig in London’s Alexandra Palace

The band, made up of frontman Oli Sykes, bassist Matt Kean, guitarist Lee Malia, drummer Mat Nicholls and keyboardist Jordan Fish, offered their condolences to the young man's family

The band, made up of frontman Oli Sykes, bassist Matt Kean, guitarist Lee Malia, drummer Mat Nicholls and keyboardist Jordan Fish, offered their condolences to the young man’s family

Alexandra Palace also tweeted that a ‘medical incident’ had occurred at the BMTH show on November 30, and offered condolences. 

The tweet read: ‘A medical incident occurred at last night’s Bring Me The Horizon concert. 

‘Our thoughts and condolences are with the individual’s family and we would like to express our deepest sympathy to them. 

‘We hope you can appreciate we cannot provide any further comment at this time.’   

Bring Me The Horizon is made up of frontman Oli Sykes, bassist Matt Kean, guitarist Lee Malia, drummer Mat Nicholls and keyboardist Jordan Fish. 

The group’s original members formed as a hardcore death metal or ‘deathcore’ act in 2004, and its style evolved to become more melodic as the band grew in popularity.

Alexandra Palace confirmed that a 'medical incident' had occurred at the BMTH show 

Alexandra Palace confirmed that a ‘medical incident’ had occurred at the BMTH show 

Fans responded to the band’s tweet to offer condolences to the deceased’s family and support the musical group.

One Twitter user said: ‘I know pits are fun but it breaks my heart that people are risking their lives by trying to have fun. I was at the gig in Birmingham and people were coming out with bloody noses and visibly broken bones. This is not what music is about.’

Another said: ‘So sad, was at the concert and had no idea, thoughts to family and loved ones, we were all just trying to have a good night out.’ 

One post read: ‘Oh my god my heart is shattered by this news, [mosh] pits are supposed to be fun but people should be aware of people around them. My deepest condolences go to his family and friends.’

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 9.48pm on Friday (November 30) to reports of a person unwell at Alexandra Palace in north London. 

‘We sent an ambulance crew, a paramedic in a fast response car, an advanced paramedic and our hazardous area response team to the scene. 

‘Our first medic arrived in less than three minutes. 

‘Sadly the patient died at the scene.’ 

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