Acrobat dies in Spanish festival fall

Acrobat dies after plunging 100ft in front of crowd at Spanish music festival

Mad Cool organizers later issued a statement, saying they chose to continue the festival because of "security reasons".

Organizers of the 3-day music festival, which featured acts including United States rock bands Foo Fighters and Green Day, issued a statement saying the event would continue despite the "terrible accident". "All our thoughts are with the performer and his friends and family, and apologies to those who were waiting to see us play".

Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer and guitarist of the band Green Day, performs during Madrid's Mad Cool Festival. Green Day tweeted that it was only after they left the stage that they heard the "disturbing news", adding that their "thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends".

Monroy was a director of a performing arts company in Brighton called In Fact.

Acrobat Pedro Aunión Monroy performed an aerial stunt 100ft off the ground from inside a box that was suspended from a crane.

Organisers of Mad Cool released a statement after the show finished in the early hours of this morning.

According to that report, Monroy had made a final Facebook post on Thursday, showing an artistic image of himself with his British boyfriend with the caption that he couldn't wait to see his lovely boyfriend. "I'm sorry to tell you that he died today", she wrote.

Just a few days before the festival, he posted a picture and a last message on Facebook of himself and his partner which said "love, come to my arms". "We are torn apart". "I will never return to Mad Cool or Green Day", one man tweeted.

'We offer our honest condolences to the dead man's family.

Mad Cool organizers say they'll continue the festival over the weekend but will "render a heartfelt tribute to the artist" on Saturday.

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