According to Patch.com, a 62-year-old man died after falling to the ground during the “Knotfest Roadshow” concert last Sunday (August 11) at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park, Illinois.
Richard Valadez was pronounced dead at 11:34 p.m. The cause of his death is still unknown, and an autopsy is pending, a spokeswoman for the Cook County coroner’s office said.
Witnesses told Patch.com that Valadez joined some of the mosh wells that formed in the lawn section and was knocked down at least once.
About an hour on the set of Slipkont , he fell from the hole and fell to the grass. While people tried to help him get up, he suffered a seizure and witnesses asked for help. Two men performed CPR before emergency personnel and personnel showed up to help Valadez.
“They should definitely have handled things better: more emergency presence for one. And a better way for people to realize they need help,” said a witness about the amphitheater’s response to the incident.
“In general, the whole place just screwed the whole thing up,” said another witness. “Without communication, without preparation, nothing.”
The North American tour “Knotfest Roadshow” is the first of Slipkont in almost three years. They also appear in the bill Volbeat of Denmark, Behemoth of Poland and Gojira of France.