Man tragically dies at The Weeknd concert in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - A 32-year-old man tragically died after accidentally falling from an escalator rail after The Weekend's concert last Thursday.
As the show at Lincoln Financial Field came to a close around 11 PM, Hugo Sanchez reportedly fell some 40 feet after losing his balance while sitting on an escalator rail.
He was rushed to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from severe head trauma. Police have confirmed that his death was accidental, and no foul play was involved.
Karen Nayeli Sanchez, Hugo's sister, described him as, "the best big brother," and says he will be missed.
"Thank you to everyone who has reached out we love you guys so much," she added. "There are no words, our hearts are broken."
Jammal Ransom, a close friend of the victim's, told 6ABC Philadelphia that what happened to Sanchez was "unfortunate" and that he was "full of life."
"Hugo was an awesome person. He'd love to travel. He was a good friend," Ransom said.
The show marked the first of The Weeknd's After Hours til Dawn tour, which has been postponed twice since 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Weeknd has yet to comment publicly on the incident.
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