Man dies after falling from escalator at Weeknd’s Philadelphia show

After The Weeknd’s tour opening show in Philadelphia on July 14 at Lincoln Financial Field, a man fell about 40 feet from an escalator and died.

Officials say the 32-year-old man, whom they have not yet publicly identified, was sitting on an escalator rail when he accidentally fell and suffered extreme head trauma. He was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and pronounced dead minutes after midnight.

According to a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the incident happened just before 10:50 p.m. at the stadium. Police told the Inquirer they investigated the incident and the fall was accidental, “with no suspicion of foul play.”

Bob Lange, SVP of Communications for the Philadelphia Eagles team that operates the Lincoln, said he believes the incident happened after the concert was over as people were leaving.

The Weeknd and tour promoter Live Nation have yet to publicly comment on the incident.

CBS3 in Philadelphia identified the man as Hugo Sanchez through his friends.

The After Hours til Dawn tour supports The Weeknd’s fourth and fifth studio albums, 2020’s After Hours and this year’s Dawn FM. Although the tour was originally scheduled to begin at the Rogers Center in Toronto, that date was pushed back due to a nationwide power outage, marking the Philadelphia show as opening night.

The tour was originally scheduled for 2020 but was postponed twice due to the pandemic. Also, Doja Cat was originally scheduled to open as an opening act in North America but had to cancel due to tonsillectomy and was replaced by Canadian DJ Kaytranada, Snoh ​​Aalegra and American record producer Mike Dean.

Also, The Weeknd’s new HBO series The Idol, co-created with Euphoria’s Sam Levinson, has shared its first teaser trailer. The show stars Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd as himself, with additional appearances from Blackpink’s Jennie and Troye Sivan. Man dies after falling from escalator at Weeknd’s Philadelphia show

Charles Jones

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