Concerts that ended in tragedy

A third woman has died following crowd stampede at GloRilla concert in New York

Stars Insider

10/03/23 | StarsInsider

MUSIC Concert disaster

Concerts are supposed to be a safe place where we can enjoy our favorite music. However, over the years there have been too many cases of tragedies at concerts. Whether it's a riot, fire, or terrorist attack, sometimes a gig is interrupted and chaos ensues. 

A third person has died following a concert featuring rappers GloRilla and Finesse2tymes in Rochester, NY on March 4. The show had ended around 11 pm, after which false fears of a shooting sent the audience into a stampede toward the exits. A 33-year-old woman, Rhondesia Belton, was killed, and hours later the Associated Press announced a second concertgoer,  35-year-old Brandy Miller, also died from her injuries. “I’m just now hearing about what happened,” the Grammy-nominated GloRilla tweeted late March 5, “praying everybody is ok.”

Eight other attendees were hospitalized with injuries after the concert. Sadly, it was reported on March 9 that a third woman, 35-year-old Aisha Stephens, had succumbed to her injuries. “I am devastated & heartbroken over the tragic deaths that happened after Sunday’s show. My fans mean the world to me. Praying for their families & for a speedy recovery of everyone affected," GloRilla wrote on Twitter. The exact cause of the crowd surge is still under investigation, but neither of the night's performers is being blamed for the incident. 

To learn about other concerts that had similarly devastating ends, click through the gallery. 

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