DJ Kaleb Freitas Dies After Stage Collapses on Him Mid-Set

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This is tragic

Brazilian DJ Kaleb Freitas died as the result of a stage collapse at the Atmosphere festival in Esteio, Brazil.

Video from attendees shows the massive scaffolding around the stage on which Kaleb was performing get pulled down around him in high winds. The gusts caused a collapse of the lighting rig and several people were injured, including Kaleb.

Freitas was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead as a result of head trauma suffered during the collapse. The news was first reported by Gauchazh, a newspaper for the nearby city of Porto Alegre.

Underneath an image of a black ribbon which said “LUTO” (Portuguese for “mourning”), the festival organizers shared how they were feeling in the wake of the tragedy in a post to their Facebook:

“We always cherish the security of our audience, following all the processes, reports and authorisations requested by the local authorities. And to our audience we will keep them informed of all our actions to keep the truth about the facts that have occurred. Anyway, we’re sorry, we lost a friend, an artist. Our priority is to assist the wounded and their families. We thank the military brigade and the fire department for all assistance.”

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Source: Instagram @kaleb_freitas