American metalcore outfit Miss May I have just released a statement following the news that one of their fans, 21-year-old Alberto Scott (pictured below), died after stagediving at their show at Webster Hall in New York on May 4th 2014.
There are a few speculations as to the exact cause of Scott‘s tragic death. Stereogum have reported (here) that he stagedived but no members of the audience caught him, and paramedics were then unable to revive him. Billboard are reporting (here) that he did not die immediately after the dive, but collapsed shortly after leaving the venue.
The band have released the following statement on their official Facebook page about the incident:
“As many of you will have heard, Alberto Scott, a Miss May I fan in attendance at our Webster Hall show on Saturday night tragically died. We were deeply shocked and saddened to hear this news. We are awaiting a full report from the New York Police Department. In the meantime, we’d ask that all your thoughts and prayers be with his family. We have been made aware of a webpage that is raising funds to help pay for his funeral costs. We will be making a contribution and we’d strongly urge others to do so.”
The band then included a link to a Gofundme.com page (here), set up by Jenise Ramos Sarraga, who is said to have known Scott through her daughter. A memorial page collecting tributes for Scott, meanwhile, has also been created by Sinestra Studios (here).
Our deepest sympathies here at DEAD PRESS! go out to Albert Scott‘s family, friends and everyone else who has been affected by this tragic news.