A CONCERT-goer has plunged 40 feet to his death after falling from an escalator and suffering major head trauma, police have confirmed.
Hugo Sanchez, 32, has been identified as the fan who died shortly after watching The Weeknd perform at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on July 14.
He had been sitting on the escalator rail when he fell before being rushed to hospital and pronounced dead shortly after midnight, according to local reports.
The incident is being investigated by police but is believed to have been accidental.
Cops told The Philadelphia Inquirer: “No foul play suspected.”
Hugo’s friend, Jammal Ransom, told ABC6: “Hugo was an awesome person. He’d love to travel. He was a good friend.”
Workers at the concert were told: “We understand that a serious accident occurred at the concert last night and that many of you may be experiencing a range of emotions.
“We value our employees and are committed to providing support.
“As a reminder, there are resources available to assist during difficult times.”
The fatal fall is thought to have happened after the concert ended, according to a spokesperson for the venue.
The Weeknd is yet to comment on the incident.
Following the concert he wrote on his Instagram page: “Philadelphia … we finally did it. thank you for helping me ring in the tour.”
He added: “last night was emotional for all of us. i could feel every single one of you. next stop NEW YORK !”
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