Coachella Worker Killed While Setting Up Stage Identified As Christopher Griffin

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — The man who died in a fall while climbing the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival stage scaffolding to install rigging equipment, has been identified as Christopher Griffin, official said on Sunday.

Griffin, 49, was not using a safety harness at the time he plunged more that 60 feet to his death.

The Riverside County Fire Department reported receiving a call of someone falling from a roof at 9:26 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Monroe Street and Avenue 50, in Indio, California Saturday.

Griffin was pronounced dead at the scene of massive blunt for trauma injuries, according to officials.

In a written statement Saturday, the festival’s production company, Goldenvoice, confirmed the death.

“Today, Goldenvoice lost a colleague, a friend, a family member. Our friend fell while working on a festival stage. It is with heavy hearts and tremendous difficulty that we confirm his passing. He has been with our team for twenty years in the desert and was doing what he loved. He was a hard- working and loving person that cared deeply about his team. As our lead rigger, he was responsible for the countless incredible shows that have been put on at the festival. We will miss him dearly,” the company said, source.

The Indio Police Department was investigating the death.

According to the entertainment website TMZ, Griffin was climbing the stage scaffolding to install rigging equipment and was not using a safety harness when he fell.

Geo quick facts: Indio is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Coachella Valley of Southern California Colorado Desert region. It lies 23 miles east of Palm Springs, 75 miles east of Riverside, 127 miles east of Los Angeles, and 148 miles northeast of San Diego. The word Indio is Spanish for Indian – Wikipedia.

BAD BREAK: Axl Rose Breaks Foot On Heels Of First GnR Reunion Gig

Axl Rose, Guns N’ Roses frontman, has broken his foot on the heels of the band’s first reunion show, which took place in Los Angeles last Friday night.

The original lineup for Guns N’ Roses performed for the first time in decades at The Troubadour last Friday.

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Rose revealed the news through his official Twitter account. “This is what can happen when you do something you haven’t done in nearly over 23 years,” he wrote. Continue reading

The Beautiful Girl Who Didn’t Make It Out Of Coachella Alive

This is Kimchi Truong, the young woman who died after a suspected overdose while attending the Coachella Music Festival.

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Authorities are investigating whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the death of a young woman who collapsed at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Southern California.

Truong, 24, died Thursday after being hospitalized. She became ill last Saturday at the massive music fest in Riverside County. source

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Kendall Jenner Wears Self Deprecating Shirt At Coachella

Kendall Jenner makes a provocative statement on her sweatshirt while attending the final day of weekend one at the 2014 Coachella Music Festival on Sunday in Indio, Calif.

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The 18-year-old model has been making a ton of fashion statements during her time at the festival.

Earlier in the day, Kendall stepped out wearing a large hoop nose ring that was connected to her right ear with a chain.

Kendall and her younger sister Kylie Jenner also went all out with their festival outfits the day before.

Leonardo DiCaprio: World’s Worst Coachella Dancer? (video)

And we thought Lorde was a bad dancer.. Leonardo DiCaprio may be talented at a lot of things, but being able to tell his right foot from his left ain’t one of them..

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Academy Award-loser Leonardo DiCaprio was among the revelers at Coachella this year and was even captured dancing to the music of MGMT.. source

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Did Rihanna FORGET Her Boston Concert Tonight? #DiamondsWorldTour EXCLUSIVE!

**UPDATE** okay so, I hear Rihanna did in fact show up, very late.. I also hear the concert sucked..

This may sound a little odd, but I’m getting a bunch of reports from TheCount.com readers saying Rhianna was very, very tardy OR a complete no-show at her concert tonight in Boston! This is an unconfirmed report folks so I can’t say with a hundred percent certainty – at this second – however, it does look like Rihanna was M.I.A. for her concert. I am proud to say this is an exclusive story only on TheCount.com! At this moment..

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This message below is from fans that are tweeting from the event sitting on their hands waiting for Rihanna show up.

BREAKING: Boston is not a fan of @Rihanna & @asvpxrocky – None of the artists show up to perform tonight #DiamondsWorldTour
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BREAKING: Boston is not a fan of @Rihanna & @asvpxrocky – None of the artists show up to perform tonight #DiamondsWorldTour
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Bill Brant I was there left at 10:20 security was saying she wasn’t in the building..not sure when or if she ever went on.

If you attended this concert please comment below and either confirm or deny this rumor.

**PUBLISHERS: This is a TheCount.com WORLD EXCLUSIVE!

Rihanna DEMORALIZES Chris Brown After Posting HOOK UP Twitter Pics

How many ways can Rihanna think of to demoralize Chris Brown? After sucking Brown back into the fold, emotionally speaking, Rihanna is now meticulously cutting off his male pride, bit by bit, by posting these pictures of her kissing some random and totally cute guy named Justin LaBoy.

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The 25-year-old singer was snapped kissing another man, who calls himself Justin LaBoy.. I don’t know if that username is props to Justin Bieber and this guy is trying to say that he’s gay? I do know one thing, Chris Brown unfollowed Rihanna from Twitter after these pictures were posted and FOLLOWED his ex Karrueche Tran, while Riri followed brown’s nemesis, Drake.

“Me and the wife @Badgalriri out here tonight,” a UK mag quoted LaBoy as saying.

Chris Brown responded on Twitter, “Sh*t is overrated now a days (sic.)

“Just remember to keep ya muthaf**kin head up.”

Talk about childish! If it wasn’t for all the money and flashy cars you would think these guys were 11 years old.