The band pull out of a gig after one of the band’s parents passes away on site…

MUSE have pulled out of a gig in Italy after one of the band’s parents died on site at the GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL.

The band played their highest profile gig ever last night on the Pyramid Stage.

A spokesperson for the band has told NME.COM that drummer Dominic Howard’s father died shortly after the band’s set.

A statement issued to NME.COM reads: “It is with great sadness that we must announce that Mr Bill Howard, father of Muse drummer Dominic, died earlier today (Monday 28th June) at the Glastonbury Festival, a short time after the band’s headlining set.

“Mr Howard collapsed on site at 1.15am and died shortly after. Avon and Somerset Police are not treating the death as suspicious. In this dreadfully difficult time, we request that the privacy of Dom’s family and friends is respected. Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy extends to Dominic and the Howard family.”

Muse have cancelled their show in Bergamo, Italy, on Wednesday (June 30), with decisions on other shows pending.

The band are due to spend much of the summer touring European festivals, which includes appearances at Roskilde in Denmark, Oxegen in Ireland and the T In The Park festival in Scotland (July 10).