Morbid Angel Comment on Tragedy
The roof of the Apollo Theater in Belvidere, IL collapsed just before Morbid Angel was scheduled to perform (3/31).
Frederick Forest Livingston, Jr, was killed with dozens hospitalized – five suffered severe injuries.
“On behalf of Morbid Angel, we want to first and foremost send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the individual who tragically lost their life last night in the venue roof collapse due to heavy winds from a tornado,” wrote the band on social media.
“We want to thank the First responders (Fire, EMT, Police) that were on the scene quickly and were able to help in getting people out of the venue and to hospitals for treatment as quickly as possible.”
The Belvidere Police Department said 260 people were in the venue when the collapse occurred.