Man Dies After Fall at Chevelle Concert
Horrible news out of Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, as a man died while making his way onto a catwalk at a Chevelle concert at the Aragon Ballroom on Friday night (May 22).
According to the Chicago Tribune, the 24-year-old man, identified as Kyle Kirchhoff, was apparently watching the show from the second floor balcony when he wandered through a door with a couple of friends. While his friends made it onto one of the venue's catwalks, they noticed that Kirchhoff was no longer with them. At some point he must have slipped and fallen onto two metal rods 6 to 8 feet below, suffering fatal wounds to his chest. Kirchhoff was a defensive line coach for The College of DuPage football team.
Kirchhoff was pronounced dead at 10:54PM and the concert was stopped as soon as his body was located. Chevelle addressed the tragedy via a post on their Facebook page:
To our fans, as you may or may not have heard, an extremely unfortunate event occurred at our show in Chicago Friday night.
We were asked by police to stop our set so that the authorities could tend to an injured fan. Once the severity of the accident was determined the authorities cleared out the venue to give them time to investigate. We want to thank our Chicago fans for their respect of the authorities and for understanding that these decisions made by the authorities were out of our control. We love our fans in Chicago and while there was no question that the show would be cut short in light of this tragic event, we will be sure to play for you all again as soon as possible.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Chevelle fan Kyle Kirchhoff and at this time we ask that you all keep Kyle and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
We'd like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Kyle Kirchhoff during this difficult time.
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