Kodaline have paid tribute to a 17-year-old fan who died at their Marlay Park concert on Friday.
The teenage girl from Kilkenny was rushed to hospital after passing out at the gig but was pronounced dead a short while later and promoters MCD and Kodaline have offered their condolences to her family in a statement.
“Kodaline and MCD’s immediate thoughts are with the family, relatives and friends of the deceased at their very sad loss,” they said.
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The cause of death has not yet been established but MCD revealed she had a “pre-existing medical issue” which could have caused the tragedy.
A Garda spokesperson told The Irish Sun on Sunday: “A 17-year-old girl took ill at a concert in Marlay Park on Friday July 8. She was treated at the medical centre on site before being transferred to Tallaght Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short while later.
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“A Garda report will be prepared for the coroner and an autopsy will be carried out to determine the direction of a Garda investigation.”
To all 38000 of you THANK YOU for making last night the best night of our lives VSMJ ??????❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/MVUvCy6kYY
— Kodaline (@Kodaline) July 9, 2016
Before learning of the tragedy, Kodaline called Friday the “best night of our lives”.
They tweeted: “To all 38000 of you THANK YOU for making last night the best night of our lives VSMJ.”