Bonnaroo Attendee Dies After Collapsing Due to Cardiac Issues
A Bonnaroo concertgoer died at the Manchester, Tenn.-based festival on Friday (June 12) after reportedly collapsing due to pre-existing cardiac issues.
The 47-year-old man, who has yet to be identified by name, collapsed in Centeroo, Bonnaroo’s main festival grounds. He was then given onsite treatment by the festival’s medical staff before he was transported to a nearby hospital.
Bonnaroo’s emergency services director Carl Monzo offered this statement on the incident (via The Tennessean):
Those who were with him informed our medical team that he was suffering from a pre-existing cardiac condition, and, unfortunately, we understand that he has died. The safety and security of our patrons are our top priority, and our medical staff responded flawlessly. Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends.
Bonnaroo just wrapped up its 14th annual installment yesterday (June 14). On the penultimate night of this year’s festival, Mumford and Sons were joined on stage by members of My Morning Jacket, the War on Drugs, Hozier, Dawes and The Office actor Ed Helms for a cover of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends.” You can watch that performance right here.