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Korn Ask Witnesses To Come Forward Following Fan Death

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Korn offered their condolences Wednesday (August 2) to the family of Andy Richardson, who was beaten during a stop on their Family Values Tour on Sunday night and died on Tuesday from the injuries.

"All the bands on the Family Values Tour offer their sincerest condolences and prayers to the family of 30-year-old Andy Richardson," read Korn's statement.

Richardson was beaten by two men at the concert and fell, seriously injuring his head. He was then taken to a local hospital and declared brain-dead by doctors following the incident at Atlanta's HiFi Buys Amphitheatre on the second stop of this year's Family Values Tour.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Richardson was pronounced dead at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, though his body was being kept alive to find recipients for his organs. Eddie Arellano, a friend of Richardson's who attended the show with him, said Richardson had been confronted earlier in the evening by a rowdy group of men who were "just way too drunk. They had too many fights." One of the men tumbled down a hill and crashed into Richardson's group of friends, which WSB-TV reported included a pregnant woman and a mentally impaired child.

Another friend told the paper that a brief scuffle ensued and the men returned later and took Richardson's baseball hat. "When they took his hat he stood up and said, 'We've already had a fight. I don't want to have any problems,' " Arellano said. "The guy threw the hat back at him. And when he [Richardson] caught it, the guy hit him in the face and he [Richardson] hit the ground and hit the concrete with the back of his head. He just collapsed." Arellano said the person who threw the punch then ran off with his friend.

According to Korn's statement, the incident occurred during the Deftones set, "before tour headliners Korn took the stage. Korn are appalled at the actions of these men and are imploring anyone who witnessed this senseless act or has any information about the attack to please immediately come forward by contacting local authorities."

Source: MTV.com

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17 Comments on "Korn Ask Witnesses To Come Forward After Death"

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1. cjones05 writes:

you know atleast korn show their respects and try yo finf a witness it shows how much they actually care

# Aug 3, 2006 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. metal2death writes:

is that that thing with the retard

# Aug 3, 2006 @ 2:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. KORNDOGG writes:

ITS KOOL THEIR ASKING FOR PEOPLE TO COME FORWARD, THOUGH I DOUBT ANY ONE DOES!

# Aug 3, 2006 @ 4:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Outbreak writes:

I hope they find the sick drunk bastard that did it!
and ya im glad to see Korn show that they care and want to find the a$$ that did it!

# Aug 4, 2006 @ 11:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. kornhomo writes:

korndogg?! your a f***ing homo and your wrong on any comment that you have ever made on this website you need to go to hell you fag, korn sucks.

# Aug 5, 2006 @ 12:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. killingtime writes:

^ stick the the material at hand, eh jack-ass? This isn't a place to gripe about your personal vendettas, boo-hoo's or what not. Where this happened, while listening to whom while it happened, and whether or not the band sucks is inconsequential at this point. FOCUS on the material NOT the people posting it. sh** man, take a logic class or four, attack the argument not the person (because that's a logical fallicy).
KD is actually probably quite right about this one.
Don't think we're buds, 'cause I've ripped on him before too.

# Aug 5, 2006 @ 1:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. kornhomo writes:

stick to your own business fagboy

# Aug 5, 2006 @ 1:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. killingtime writes:

You're the one with the word "homo" in your screen name.
What then now, b****?

# Aug 5, 2006 @ 10:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Abs writes:

Whoever killed that dude is a disgrace. It's unacceptable that people like that have to ruin live music events which are supposed to be really exciting, enjoyable events. I hope justice is brought to the murderers, and R.I.P. Andy Richardson

# Aug 5, 2006 @ 11:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. lorlor writes:

I was wondering if the band(s) would comment. I would like to hear more from them actually. I have a feeling they will comment about this incident at future shows as well and try to promote a peaceful show.

# Aug 5, 2006 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. WHoME writes:

I was there it was a good show although i did not see fist hand of this happening , i was sitting in the front and looked back and noticed a huge crowd gathering but i though maybe just another fight since a couple were breaking out here and there , some one also started a fire on the lawn i Think people should be more responsible to their actions and not get so out of control and stupid . kids attend these shows and its sad to see that this type of stuff happens....R.I.P.

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 2:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. haha writes:

killingtime writes:
You're the one with the word "homo" in your screen name.
What then now, b****?

LMAO!!!

kornhomo....LOL.....why are you so bitter? I don't think KORNDOGG is a metal expert and I don't think you are either...so why does it matter to you? Anyways, the band cares about what happened to Andy Richardson. How could they not he was a fan of theirs.

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 3:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. dmasa writes:

You know what is cool? spellin cool with a k like korndogg.

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 3:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. airalex8 writes:

dude i feel bad about the guy who got killed

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. metalmania101 writes:

yeah i hope everyone feels bad for him. Korn i think are just trying to stop bad publicity their statement doesnt sound that convincing to me.

# Aug 9, 2006 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Lamb of Omerta writes:

Leave it to someone not capable of a good time to f_ck it up for everyone else. Condolences!

# Aug 11, 2006 @ 3:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. kersteman writes:

Even if KoRn IS preventing bad publicity, its still prevents things like this from happening. What seems like prevention of bad publicity also seems like prevention of violence. So either way it was a statement nontheless.

# Aug 11, 2006 @ 2:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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