April 24, 2013 15:33

Manager of Swedish rockers Crashdïet dies at gig in Nottingham

Michael Sundén suffered fatal head injuries in the basement of Rock City last Friday (April 19)

Manager of Swedish rockers Crashdïet dies at gig in Nottingham

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The manager of Swedish glam rock band Crashdïet has died after an accident at the band's gig in Nottingham last Friday (April 19).

According to the Nottingham Post, Michael Sundén, 45, from Stockholm, suffered fatal head injuries in the basement at the Rock City venue. It is believed he fell and hit his head on a brick wall. A statement issued to the newspaper from the venue reads: "On Friday, April 19, at around 11.30pm a male visitor to the Saxon live music event at Rock City fell unconscious. The circumstances are as yet unclear but are not being treated as suspicious."

It added: "Rock City's on-site medical team attended the scene immediately. An ambulance was called within one minute of the man being found and police officers stationed at the front of the venue were also called to the scene. Two police officers began emergency resuscitation before the ambulance arrived and took him to hospital. Rock City was informed the next day that the man had subsequently died. Rock City is co-operating fully with the authorities in a post-mortem. Rock City would like to offer its deepest condolences to his family."

A Notts Police spokeswoman added: "He is believed to have slipped and hit his head against a brick wall in the basement area. The medical staff performed CPR and he was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. We are not treating it as suspicious and a file has been prepared for the coroner."

Nottingham City Council's community protection health and safety officers inspected the venue following reports of the accident. A spokesman said: "They carried out assessments of the venue and were satisfied that there was no ongoing risk to members of the public. It appears the man tripped on two steps in the venue and hit his head on a wall but there were no defects at the venue which contributed to this tragic accident. There is no ongoing investigation and the venue can continue to operate as normal."

Taking to their Facebook account, Crashdïet wrote: "As some of you probably know by now, our manager Michael Sundén has tragically passed away. We are currently out on the road and are shocked and devastated about this horrible news! Michael took this band to new heights that wouldn't be possible without him. He will be missed! Our hearts go out to his wife and kids."

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