A stagehand died while setting up One Direction‘s gig in Liverpool, England on Sunday. Kevin Benson collapsed while working at the Echo Arena on Sunday morning. He suffered a cardiac arrest and sustained a head injury, and was taken to the Royal Liverpool Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
1D statement: ‘The band, who were at their hotel in Manchester at the time, offer their sincere condolences, and their thoughts and prayers are with Kevin’s family at this difficult time.’
Echo Arena: ‘We can confirm that a contractor working at Echo Arena Liverpool was taken to hospital on Sunday morning. We understand that he subsequently died. Our sincere condolences go to his family at this sad time.’