Green Day were slammed for performing after a death at their concert [Getty]
Fans were horrified as they watched acrobat Pedro Aunion Monroy, who lived in Brighton, fall 100ft to his death.
Pedro was at the Mad Cool festival in Madrid on Friday evening when the tragic incident happened.
Green Day have been criticised for performing just moments after the acrobat died, and have since issued a statement saying they were not aware he had died until later on in the evening.
Pedro Aunion Monroy died at Mad Cool Festival in Madrid [Pedro Aunion Monroy/Facebook]
“We just got off stage at Mad Cool Festival to disturbing news. A very brave artist named Pedro lost his life tonight in a tragic accident,” they tweeted to their 4.74 million followers.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”
An official statement on the event organisers’ Twitter feed said: “Mad Cool Festival regrets the terrible accident that an aerial dancer has suffered during the second day of the festival.
Green Day released this statement after Pedro’s tragic death at their concert [Green Day/Twitter]
“For security reasons, the festival decided to continue with the event. We offer our sincere condolences to the dead man’s family.
“Today we will pay tribute to the artist during the festival.”
However, the band have since been slammed by fans for continuing to perform following Pedro’s death.
Green Day were not aware acrobat Pedro had died until after their show [Getty]
“Did no one tell you why you were 45 min late starting?” asked one Twitter follower, while a second added: “He died 45 min before your performance. Please don’t lie people.”
British actor Adrian Randle wrote: “I couldn’t in good faith stay to watch Green Day perform after that. Thoughts go out to the family of the performer.”
A festivalgoer told MailOnline that the acrobat’s performance was all part of a tribute to Prince, as he was hoisted up 100ft in a lit cube, before plunging to his death.