DJ Kaleb Freitas dies while performing in Brazil as stage collapses

Mike P Williams
Contributor

DJ Kaleb Freitas has died after part of the stage he was performing on collapsed and fatally injured him.

The tragedy occurred when part of the elaborate structure became unstable, after severe weather conditions caused it to fall.

30-year old Freitas lost his life in the tragedy. (Credit: Facebook)

The 30-year-old, real name Kalleby Frietas de Rosa, was performing at the Atmosphere EDM festival in Brazil when the towering stage rigs gave way and debris from it fell onto the stage where he was mid-set.

Partygoers caught the horrifying incident on video, when a huge portion of the stage fell down after strong winds compromised its integrity.


Onlookers were visibly and audibly shocked, as the structure toppled down during Freitas’ set, but it was a while before anyone knew about his death and whether anyone else had lost their life.


Atmosphere organisers released the following statement in the wake of the tragedy:

‘We always cherish the safety of our attendees, following all the processes, reports and authorizations requested by the local authorities, they said.

‘Our priority is to assist the wounded and their families.’

Freitas succumbed to his injuries after the accident. (Credit: Instagram)

After being struck by debris Freitas was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. It’s currently unknown how many other people were injured, as conflicting reports have emerged. It’s believed no one else was killed, though.

Local media suggest foul play or neglect wasn’t to blame, as the correct health and safety procedures and permits were taken and in place; and that it was simply due to the extreme weather conditions that the accident occurred.


A spokesperson said of the loss of DJ Freitas, who hailed from Porto Alegre, Brazil: ‘We’re devastated, we lost a friend and a great artist.’

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