One Direction 2013: Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik & Liam Payne “deeply saddened” by the death of their roadie, Kevin Benson

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There was sad news from the One Direction camp last night as it was revealed that a member of the crew who was setting up the stage and sound equipment for 1D’s live concert at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, had died after suffering a head injury and subsequently, a cardiac arrest.

Kevin Benson, who was just 45, was rushed to hospital after the injury occurred while he was loading heavy equipment into the Arena…

A spokesman for the One Direction boys, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne – who are said to be “deeply saddened” over the tragedy – told the Liverpool Echo, “The band, who were at their hotel in Manchester at the time, offer their sincere condolences, and their thoughts and prayers are with Kevin’s family at this difficult time.”

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service said they were called to the arena’s loading bay at around 10.30am on Sunday.

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A spokesman for the arena said, “We can confirm that a contractor working at Echo Arena Liverpool was taken to hospital on Sunday morning.

“We understand that he subsequently died. Our sincere condolences go to his family at this sad time.”

1D played just that one night in Liverpool, during which, as we reported recently, they celebrated St Patrick’s Day on-stage.

How very sad.

Here’s a reminder of the lads on-stage in Liverpool…

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4 Responses to “One Direction 2013: Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik & Liam Payne “deeply saddened” by the death of their roadie, Kevin Benson”

  1. angel girl says:

    OMG! when i read this article it made me cry. STUPID HEAVY EQUIPMET! (sorry about my language) i give my prayers to Kevin Benson…

  2. Louise says:

    I would just like to send my condolences to the family. We came last night to Sheffield (tue 19 March) with my two girls 6 and 10 You put on such an amazing show, with such sad thoughts on your minds. There is no price on the looks the girls had on their faces, all the way through your show. That is all thanks to your crew and yourselves. So my main message is, sending our thoughts to Kevin Bensons family, he touch many hearts of families in his job. Thank You xx

  3. Madyson Parker says:

    Hi… guys!!!

  4. shannia says:

    I cant believe it is this a rumor
    or not because many people are telling lies about one direction

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