Acrobat dies after falling 100-ft at Madrid music festival

Disturbing footage shows the acrobat falling from the box in front of 35,000 people in the crowd at the Mad Cool Festival in Spain

An acrobat has died while performing a feat prior to Green Day's headling set at the Mad Cool Festival in Madrid, Spain.

Event organisers released a statement following their performance apologising for the accident and confirming the festival would continue "for security reasons", a decision many attendees criticised as "insensitive".

Mad Cool organizers said in a statement released on Saturday that it "regrets the awful accident", adding that Green Day was allowed to perform for "security reasons". Thoughts go out to the family of the performer.

Green Day, seen here performing in Cleveland in 2015, took the stage as scheduled, saying on Twitter they were only told of the death after their set.

"For security reasons, the festival chose to continue with its programming".

"In that sense, Pedro Aunión was a person committed to art that deserves all the respect and admiration".

Pedro Aunion Monroy, 42, plunged 100ft to the ground in front of 35,000 festival goers while descending in an illuminated box when his harness snapped, and despite receiving medical attention he sadly later died.

"I can't wait to see my lovely boyfriend", he wrote in a Thursday Facebook post, featuring a drawing of the two.

The dancer's last Facebook post was made just hours before his death.

"To all the friends of my brother Pedro Aunion Monroy". "He was doing what he loved the most". She added that the family is "torn apart" over his death.

"We are all very sad to hear the news, it is the most awful news and our hearts go out to his friends and family", Mosley told BBC. "Tomorrow Saturday 8, during the festival, we will render a heartfelt tribute to the artist". "I will never return to Mad Cool or Green Day", one man tweeted.

Related News:

  • Voice of the Reader: Get rid of nuclear weapons

    Voice of the Reader: Get rid of nuclear weapons

    Except for one thing: None of the countries that actually have nuclear weapons adopted the treaty, so it doesn't technically apply to them.
    'You are ridiculous,' EU chief tells EU parliament

    'You are ridiculous,' EU chief tells EU parliament

    The session in Strasbourg , France, focused on Malta's six-month presidency of the European Union , which ended last weekend. Juncker retorted: "There are only a few members in the plenary to control the commission.
    Germany's Merkel says many 'thorny issues' at G20

    Germany's Merkel says many 'thorny issues' at G20

    On June 20, German police unveiled a mass detention centre built in anticipation of protests against the summit. They are held in locations that are easily shielded from demonstrators. "They are, in principle, everywhere".
  • UFC 213: Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko ready to steal the show

    Nunes won by decision, but Shevchenko was much stronger in the third round - and their rematch is a five-rounder. After that fight, I became a champion, and I will make Valentina understand I'm the best in the world now.
    Isabel Martinez, Accused Child Killer, Smiles & Bows in Court

    Isabel Martinez, Accused Child Killer, Smiles & Bows in Court

    "My attorney is the people that we're fighting for", Isabel Martinez said through a Spanish-English translator. The injured girl, Diana Romero, was in serious but stable condition on Thursday evening, police said.
    Hanscom Air Force Base Evacuation: Full Story & Must-See Details

    Hanscom Air Force Base Evacuation: Full Story & Must-See Details

    The Vandenberg gate along Route 2A is temporarily closed and several nearby base facilities have been evacuated. The Hanscom Air Force Base reopened Thursday afternoon after a bomb squad was called to the facility.
  • Hillary Clinton Once Again Makes Burning Republicans on Twitter Look So Easy

    Hillary Clinton Once Again Makes Burning Republicans on Twitter Look So Easy

    The GOP even found a clip to use for the goal of presenting Bill Clinton's thoughts on Obamacare, which is seen below. The GOP tweeted a few words along with that clip. " Feel free to run w/ it", Clinton tweeted along with the link .
    Journalist says Arsenal close to signing top 26-year-old winger

    Journalist says Arsenal close to signing top 26-year-old winger

    According to the Telegraph , Arsenal have held discussions with Leicester about Mahrez but their high valuation has put them off. The Gunners are set to make another splash in the transfer window, after spending almost £50m for Alexandre Lacazette.
    Halo 5 is Getting a 4K Makeover for Xbox One X

    Halo 5 is Getting a 4K Makeover for Xbox One X

    All of these titles will allow LAN play on Xbox One, even being possible to include play between Xbox One and Xbox 360. In all, Halo 3 , Halo 3: ODST , Halo 4 , and Halo: CE Anniversary will all be added later this year.
  • Internet reacts to Ivanka sitting in for Trump at G20 meeting

    Internet reacts to Ivanka sitting in for Trump at G20 meeting

    At the World Bank meeting, the president raved about his daughter as being a "forceful advocate" for women entrepreneurs. In true family style, Ivanka Trump's brother, Donald Trump Jr., also jumped to her defense.
    Watson sets up Azarenka clash

    Watson sets up Azarenka clash

    Watson described her as "an incredible player and person" but will have to halt a four-match losing streak against the Belarusian. I backed myself more today, as I'd been in the situation before, I've lacked a little belief maybe at the final hurdle.
    Live From Los Angeles, Ben Affleck Is Dating 'SNL' Producer Lindsay Shookus

    Live From Los Angeles, Ben Affleck Is Dating 'SNL' Producer Lindsay Shookus

    Ben Affleck is reportedly getting back into the dating pool just three months after filing for divorce from Jennifer Garner . The former flames' split has been pretty cordial as they've spent major holidays together in the name of "co-parenting".

Most liked

Federer Cruises into Third Round at Wimbledon
When his 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3 loss to Ruben Bemelmans ended, Medvedev shook hands with his opponent and Alves. Rogers had never been past the first round in two previous appearances at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.

Williams lawfully entered intersection before fatal crash
Barson's husband, Jerome, died two weeks later, after suffering a fractured spine and internal bleeding as a result of the crash. Michael Steinger , a lawyer for the Barsons , said the video confirmed that Williams blocked his clients' right of way.

Turkish President warns Germany for not allowing to address immigrants
Erdogan had hoped to use his visit to Germany as an opportunity to address German Turks directly with an appearance in the city of Dortmund.

Celgene Enters PD1 Market with BeiGene Deal
The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website . Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. bought a new position in shares of BeiGene during the first quarter worth about $4,210,000.

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' brings back the comic book fun
Holland succeeds at being a plucky and invincible youngster who has to find his stride and understand what it takes to be a hero. The M.J. of the future is smart, cutting, and probably won't be easily wooed by Parker's web-slinging and superhero features.

Blac Chyna's Lawyer Calls Rob Kardashian's Revenge Porn 'Assault'
And it's done, she said, "in the way that we always humiliate women: about their bodies". He also claimed that she had also sent him a video of her cheating with another man.

Arjun Tendulkar's Yorker Injures England's Star Batsman In The Nets
Arjun Tendulkar keeps travelling to England where he practices with England cricket stars, by bowling to them in the nets. According to a report in The Daily Mail , Bairstow hobbled out of the nets after facing just one delivery from Arjun.

$622.75 Million in Sales Expected for Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) This Quarter
Floating stock is calculated by subtracting closely-held shares and restricted stock from a firm's total outstanding shares. Federal Realty Investment Trust's dividend payout ratio is now 123.27%. 35 funds opened positions while 128 raised stakes.

Kittel bursts through to win stage six
He still bettered his Sky teammate Geraint Thomas by 12 seconds, with Italian Fabio Aru two seconds further adrift. Kittel is aiming to wear green all the way to the finish in Paris on July 23.

NYPD Officer Shot and Killed in Ambush Attack
A former Red Cross worker, she leaves behind three children--12-year-old twins and daughter who is in college. Elizabeth Estevez, 25, who lives on Creston Avenue, said she thinks the neighborhood safety is "so-so".

Global Action on Climate Change Underlined
Most recently, Brown has traveled to China as America's unofficial climate ambassador, the newspaper reported. Trump has made his choice: it's time for the other leaders to get down to business".

Microsoft confirms layoffs, up to 3000 jobs reportedly affected
Earlier, CNBC television said the company would be cutting some 3,000 positions, mostly from its non-US sales staff. Layoffs potentially numbering in the thousands started Thursday at Microsoft , CNBC reports .

Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo Rose's Health Deteriorates
The man resembling Liu is shown to be undergoing various medical tests, and in one scene is visited by Liu's wife Liu Xia. Friends of Liu have circulated a photo showing his wife feeding him as he sits next to a hospital bed.

Rob Kardashian Posts Naked Pictures Of Blac Chyna Following Messy Break-Up
He wrote , "Why bring ya business to IG though?" Even though T.I's post was hilarious, Rob didn't think it was so amusing . This caused Rob to furiously respond with MANY receipts of his own sharing intimate photos and messages from Chyna .

Fed minutes: 'Several' see balance-sheet reduction starting in a 'couple of months'
The economy has now reached a solid enough point that the Fed may look to begin unwinding its holdings at some point this year. With the USA economic picture beginning to show cracks, there is reason to believe a September rate hike may not be advisable.