Man Commits Suicide in Front of Fans at Swell Season Concert

Posted on August 20, 2010 by

Swell Season played a show at the Saratoga Mountain Winery in California Thursday night and everyone in attendance witnessed a man commit suicide right in front of them, reports Billboard.

During a break between songs, as band member Glen Hansard was talking to the crowd, a man leaped from the top of the winery building and landed on the stage.

An audience member told the San Jose Mercury News, “I saw him standing there on the edge of the roof, I thought it was a part of the act, and then he took off running and jumped, did a couple of flips and landed on the stage,” continuing, “It was pretty traumatic.”

“The band, crew and all involved with them are shocked and saddened by the unfortunate events of last night,” reads a statement the band released to the press. “Their hearts go out to the victim and his friends and family.”

As was apparent when the doctors in attendance failed to resuscitate the man, he died as a result of the fall.

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