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- Posted on Jan 28th 2009 11:00AM by Benjy Eisen
According to local newspaper the Daily Nonpareil, Nickels collapsed on the concourse level of the Mid-America Center (also in Council Bluffs, Iowa) immediately following the concert. After seeking medical attention, he reportedly suffered cardiac arrest. An investigation and autopsy are both underway. His friends, meanwhile, told reporters that heart problems ran in Nickels' family.
As is par-for-the-course, nearly 30 people were treated on-site by medical staff during the actual show for minor injuries. Most of the wounds were of the kind commonly found in areas where moshing naturally occurs. Nickels collapsed on the concourse level, far removed from any mosh pits.
The Slipknot camp has made no comment or statement about the death, at this time.