This past Friday (30th), a horrific tragedy has struck as a fan died at Bring Me the Horizon’s show at the Alexandra Palace in London. All Things Loud reported two deaths. However, the death of Ali Mills was confirmed as the second is currently being verified.
The group addressed the news via Instagram, stating:
“Words cannot express how horrified we are feeling this evening after hearing about the death of a young man at our show last night. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones at this terrible time. We will comment further in due course.”
Fans have complained about the fan’s death via Twitter, citing a lack of security:
I’ve seen more security at McDonald’s than at bring me the horizon last night. Absolutely shocking to hear a fan lost his life, the people responsible and who did absolutely nothing should be fucking ashamed.
— Jordan (@Jordan94smith) December 1, 2018
Saddened to hear someone has died after attending the bring me the horizon gig at Alexandra palace last night. I cannot believe how far people take ‘moshing’. Having been at multiple heavy metal gig’s I do not understand how this occurred. It’s absolutely disgusting.
— PLUTO (@opxlescent) December 1, 2018
two people died at a bring me the horizon moshpit in london
please, be careful. fun is fun, but when u hit, or push somebody, and he doesn’t look very well, or he felt check if everything is ok, and if it does u can come back to the mosh
health is more important than moshing
— mattyeux is seeing swmrs ((again)) (@lovelyhostage) December 1, 2018
im hearing rumours that people have died at the recent bring me the horizon show in london, if people are on the floor PLEASE HELP THEM UP it only takes one death to have moshing and pits banned forever, it’s sosososo easy to just stop for a short period of time to save a life
— lgp (@LiamGangplank) December 1, 2018
Can we stop talking about how harry styles was at Bring Me The Horizon and start talking about the people who lost their LIVES because of lack of security and lack of preparation!
— &Lauryn& (@OfMice_Lauryn) December 1, 2018
Thinking about the Bring Me The Horizon fan who lost his life at the gig last night. Gigs are supposed to be a safe space for everybody to enjoy themselves and let loose, not start fights, purposely hurt people for your own enjoyment and feel unsafe because the staff and venue…
— Callie Watling (@calliewatling) December 1, 2018
it’s fucking TERRIFYING that someone died last night at the bring me the horizon show last night. these venues need more security. if you see someone struggling at a show HELP THEM. a show is supposed to be a happy place, not a place where people fear for their life
— kels misses parx (@caIigazes) December 1, 2018
ThePRP has shared a series of since-deleted tweets from SHVPES vocalist Griffin Dickinson on the tragedy:
“Last night at a BMTH show I saw a kid die. He was carried out by 3 dudes & paramedics tried to resuscitate him to no avail. Please please please look out for people around you. Don’t leave it up for someone else. If someone looks unwell, CHECK on them… 1/2”
“In any situation, on a tube, at a gig, whatever. I feel like British ‘awkwardness’ gets in the way of helping people. Don’t be afraid to call an ambulance. Don’t act like it ain’t your business. ACT on it. Rest in peace to that dude. Thoughts are with his family rn.”
Meanwhile, the venue clarified via Twitter stating there were over 150 security personnel on the site for the concert:
“A medical incident occurred at last night’s Bring Me The Horizon concert. Our thoughts and condolences are with the individual’s family and we would like to express our deepest sympathy to them. We hope you can appreciate we cannot provide any further comment at this time.”
A medical incident occurred at last night’s Bring Me The Horizon concert. Our thoughts and condolences are with the individual’s family and we would like to express our deepest sympathy to them. We hope you can appreciate we cannot provide any further comment at this time.
— Alexandra Palace (@Yourallypally) December 1, 2018
“Following the above statement, we would like to clarify that this was a tragic medical incident and unrelated to the extensive security measures in place. However, we feel we must address inaccurate information. There were over 150 security personnel on site for the concert.”
Following the above statement, we would like to clarify that this was a tragic medical incident and unrelated to the extensive security measures in place. However, we feel we must address inaccurate information. There were over 150 security personnel on site for the concert.
— Alexandra Palace (@Yourallypally) December 2, 2018
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said to NME:
“We were called at 9.48pm on Friday (November 30) to reports of a person unwell at Alexandra Palace in north London. We sent an ambulance crew, a paramedic in a fast response car, an advanced paramedic and our hazardous area response team to the scene. Our first medic arrived in less than three minutes. Sadly the patient died at the scene.”
An official cause of death has not been revealed. Our thoughts go out to the fan’s friends and family during this difficult time.