Following the death of Jeffrey Fortune at Ghost’s May 31 show in Milwaukee, a GoFundMe campaign was created to help Fortune’s family.
The page was created on June 2 by the fan club, Ghost American Ministries, who created the campaign after Fortune collapsed during the band’s show, dying soon after being transported to the hospital.
“He was an amazing person, artist, poet, musician as well as a tortured soul – yet he [was] kind with a bright shining soul.” the GoFundMe campaign reads. “He saw beauty in the darkest of places and often visited/dwelt in those places at times.”
The campaign continued on to say of Fortune:
“He alternately referred to himself as ‘Hell on two legs, walking’ and also ‘a child of God.’ Please let everyone know how touched and grateful our family is to each and every one of you for helping us through this time.”
“We feel the waves of your prayers and thoughts and Jeffrey would have been touched and amazed beyond belief at the warmth and kindness and prayers.”
Ghost fans and Facebook fan groups have been spreading the word of the page, helping the family get well over $7,000 when the goal was originally just $1,000.
If you would like to contribute to the fund, you can do so by going here.
Ghost is currently on tour in support of their new album Prequelle, out now.