The AC/DC fan who died from injuries sustained after a fall during the band’s first European show of their current world tour in Ghent, Belgium on Saturday night (October 14) has been named as ISIDOOR THEUNISSEN, a 38 year-old from the village of BILZEN.
Mr Theunissen had climbed onto his chair to dance during AC/DC’s final track. He slipped and fell onto a concrete floor seven metres below. He was transferred to Ghent’s University Hospital where he died at around 4.15am on Sunday (October 15). A full police investigation is under way. The extent of Mr Theunissen’s injuries have not been made public
A spokesperson for the venue, Ghent’s Flanders Expo Centre, said it was the first fatality in the 14 years the 13,300 capacity venue has been hosting concerts. She added that AC/DC, who continued their tour with a show in Metz, France last night, have now been informed.
AC/DC’s spokesperson stressed that the band knew nothing of the tragedy in the hours immediately following the sell-out show.