A Peabody man suffered a fatal heart attack at the Kelly Clarkson concert at Boston University on Tuesday night, Boston University officials said today.
BU spokesman Colin Riley said the 38-year-old man, who was not identified, collapsed during the pop singer's show at Agganis Arena shortly before 10 p.m.
"An emergency response team was there immediately, they were on site for the concert," Riley said. An ambulance took the man to Brigham and Woman's Hospital, where he passed away later that evening. The man is not associated with Boston University.
Jennifer Mehigan, spokesman for Boston Emergency Medical Services, said that when EMTs arrived, the man was unconscious and in cardiac arrest and being treated by a BU emergency team. He was not responding to CPR or a defibrillator, Mehigan said.
"It's a tragic case, and the man was relatively young to have a cardiac arrest," Mehigan said.
Riley said it is the second time this year that a person has gone into cardiac arrest at an event at Agganis arena.
"At commencement in May, a man was revived after a cardiac arrest," Riley said. "The EMTs on scene were able to restore a heartbeat."
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