BOONE COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Fred Livingston Jr GoFundMe: Fred Livingston Jr., of Belvidere, Illinois, has been identified as the victim killed in a Friday night roof collapse at the Apollo Theatre in Boone County.

Livingston was killed – and dozens more were injured – following a roof collapse during area storms at the Belvidere venue Friday night.


The accident occurred at the concert hall located at, 104 North State Street in Belvidere.

Livingston’s family members set up a GoFundMe asking for donations to help with the costs of the unexpected and tragic loss:

Via GoFundMe:

It is with great sorrow that we have to share the unexpected passing of Fred Livingston Jr. On March 31st, a tragic event at the Apollo Theater in Belvidere, Illinois led to the loss of a great man. Fred was an amazing man that leaves behind his three sons, Alex, Fred III, and Shane, along with the rest of his family that cared about him deeply.

Our family still cannot comprehend this unexpected tragedy and we are asking for donations to help with the costs that come along with losing a family member. On behalf of our family, we greatly appreciate any support that can be offered to help get us through this tough time.

We hope to update you soon on more details for services to honor the life of a son, brother, father and grandpa who will be truly missed.

In all, 48 people were injured as a result of the collapse. 5 people remain in critical condition, according to the Belvidere Fire Department.


Geo quick facts: Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2020 census, the population was 53,448. Its county seat is Belvidere. Boone County is included in the Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.