Tragedy struck the Apollo Theatre in Belvidere, Ill. over the weekend. Severe storms and a tornado caused the venue’s roof to collapse during a Morbid Angel concert. The roof collapse has resulted in one death and multiple injuries.

Per CBS Chicago, 28 people were injured ” … including two with life-threatening injuries, two others with severe injuries,18 with moderate injuries, and five with minor injuries.”

The tornado that struck the Apollo Theatre has since been categorized as an EF-1. Per the National Weather Service, an EF-1 tornado can produce wind gusts between the range of 86-110 mph.

The death from the roof collapse has been identified as 50-year-old Fred Livingston Jr. Morbid Angel shared a statement from the niece of Livingston, which reads, in part, “Our family is beyond devastated. We can’t help comprehend how this could happen to us.”

The metal band shared a GoFundMe page that has been set up to help Livingston’s family.

Additionally, a GoFundMe page has been created for another concertgoer by the name of Michelle who suffered serious injuries. According to the description of the GoFundMe listing, Michelle sustained a broken back, ten broken ribs, a laceration on the back of her head and a broken wrist.

The description further notes, “Her fiancé was with and also has significant injuries … The last thing they need to be worried about is paying their everyday bills. They have months of recovery time ahead of them both.”


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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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