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Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 September 2007, 17:48 GMT 18:48 UK
Man dies at Smashing Pumpkins gig
Billy Corgan
The band, who reunited in 2006, are in the middle of a world tour
A man has died after being found unconscious at a concert by rock group Smashing Pumpkins in Vancouver, Canada.

Security staff saw two people carrying the man out of the crowd at the Pacific National Exhibition Forum, shortly after the band came on stage on Monday.

The fan, who was 20, was given first aid and was taken to St Paul's Hospital in the city, but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

It was an "extremely tragic" event, a spokesman for the venue said.

"A 20-year-old came to enjoy an evening of music but didn't go home that night," he added.

Tests from a post-mortem examination are awaited before any conclusions are drawn as to how or why the victim died.

The Smashing Pumpkins are spending six months touring around North America and Europe promoting Zeitgeist, their first album in seven years.


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