26-year-old Ashley Faris was killed by an electric shock that he suffered on the stairs at a Snoop & Chilli Peppers gig in North Carolina on Friday. The
newlywed and soon-to-be graduate stepped onto the wet stairway that had metal edging and died immediately, a friend who tried to help him was also being treated for electric shock. The incident took place at the beginning of Snoop's set at 9:30, and the show continued with no public announcement
Venue owner Clear Channel Communications would not comment on the death,
citing an ongoing investigation: "Unfortunately, Friday evening there was an
incident at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater-Charlotte resulting in a death and
an injury. We are working with local authorities and investigators to determine how the incident took place. The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater extends heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of the individuals involved in this unfortunate incident. The North Carolina Department of Labor will be looking to see if there was any faulty electrical wiring and will check to see if anyone knew about it and didn't do anything."