A 24-year-old Lollapalooza attendee has died after being transported from the event in critical condition Saturday night.
The unidentified male was rushed to a local hospital from the Perry’s stage, but later passed away due to a “medical emergency.”
The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications released a statement in regards to the tragedy on Sunday.
“We were saddened to learn that an individual transported from the event in critical condition last night due to a medical emergency has since passed away the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, a representative for the festival released the following statement this morning:
“We are saddened to learn of the death of an individual who attended Lollapalooza on Saturday. Our thoughts are with the individual’s family and loved ones at this time.”
The identity of the attendee and details surrounding their death have not yet been revealed.
“The circumstances are under investigation and we have no further details at this time,” the OEMC stated.
Saturday’s event also saw hundreds of fans attempting to storm the festival’s gates in an attempt to get in for free.
As Lollapalooza concludes its 2019 event, WGN9 reveals there was a decrease in the four-day festival’s medical transports. In 2018, the event 160 medical transports, 34 administrative notices of violation and 12 arrests.
This year, the festival saw 116 medical transports, 12 administrative notices of violation and 31 arrests.
According to Billboard, Saturday’s death marked the second year in a row that a fan has died after attending the Chicago festival.
AP sends our condolences to the victim’s family, friends and the Lollapalooza event team.