Irish Promoter John Reynolds Found Dead In Apartment

Irish Promoter John Reynolds Found Dead In Apartment

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IRELAND (CelebrityAccess) John Reynolds, 52, renowned Irish promoter and founder of the Electric Picnic music festival, was found dead in his apartment in Miltown, south of Dublin, tonight.

Reynolds was also known for once owning the POD nightclub in Dublin.

“It is with great sadness that the Reynolds family confirm the sudden death of John Reynolds of POD this evening,” his family said in a statement. “John aged 52 years, who was one of Ireland’s leading independent festival and concert promoters, died suddenly at his home in Milltown, Dublin. Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days. The family requested privacy at this time.”

Reynolds, who built the Electric Picnic fest alongside Robert Laffan, was also known for launching pop stars Boyzone in the 1990s with Louis Walsh. The Mejtropolis Festival, run by Reynolds’ POD Presents and featuring Roisin Murphy and Villagers, is expected to go ahead this weekend as planned, according to the Irish Sun.

The tributes have begun to pour in from artists and fans.

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