Acrobat plummets to death in rock music festival in Madrid

Paterniano Del Favero
Luglio 9, 2017

Bad news came out of Spain last night when the Spanish news agency El Mundo announced an acrobat fell 100ft to his death at the music festival Mad Cool.

Ovbiously traumatized, the festival audience criticised the band for taking to the stage following the deadly accident and The Daily Mirror reported that people even walked out in protest.

The "Washington Post" quotes organizers as expressing their condolences to Monroy's family, saying in their statement that they "regret the bad accident". "All our thoughts are with the performer and his friends and family, and apologies to those who were waiting to see us play".

The Spaniard was performing his act just before the event's headliners, the rock band Green Day, came on stage. Green Day's official account tweeted: "We just got off stage at Mad Cool Festival to disturbing news".

"In that sense, Pedro Aunión was a person committed to art that deserves all the respect and admiration".

The performer is thought to have been wearing a harness as the box was suspended from a crane.

Pedro Aunion Monroy
Pedro Aunion Monroy died during an acrobatic performance at the Mad Cool festival in Madrid Spain July 7

The 42-year-old acrobat was performing in a brightly lit cage to Prince's "Purple Rain" at the Mad Cool festival in Madrid.

"I can't wait to see my handsome boyfriend", he wrote in a Thursday Facebook post, featuring a drawing of the two.

Monroy's sister posted on social media to confirm his death, saying her brother had died doing what he loved most - a show at Mad Cool.

Fans slammed Green Day for for continuing the show, with one writing: "I'm ashamed of you". He said he would never return to Mad Cool or Green Day.

'We offer our honest condolences to the dead man's family. "Tomorrow Saturday 8, during the festival, we will render a heartfelt tribute to the artist".

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