Green Day 'Heartbroken' After Acrobat Death at Music Festival

Green Day 'Heartbroken' After Acrobat Death at Music Festival

Tragedy hit Madrid's Mad Cool Festival this weekend just before Green Day was set to perform their headlining set. 

Thirty-one-year-old acrobat Pedro Aunión Monroy fell from a cage during a stunt at the festival on Friday night resulting in his death. Green Day faced criticism for continuing with the performance after the tragic accident—fellow performers Slowdive cancelled their late-Friday set after news of the tragedy broke—but issued an official statement on their website saying they were not informed about the incident until later.