In a very tragic occurance last week, Ghost had to stop their show in Milwaukee short, when a fan collapsed mid-set. He was eventually taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The man was identified as 52-year-old Jeffrey Fortune. He had a history of cardiac issues, including heart failure. There were fan reports that the venue didn't act quickly enough, and that they did not allow other fans to provide CPR, but ultimately the final word is that he died of natural causes.
Regardless, Ghost fans have stepped up to help the family of the late fan. A crowdfunding campaign for $10,000 was launched and is currently surpassing $7,500 to help the family with all the costs associated with his loss.
We at Ghost American Ministries wanted to come together to help out the family of Jeffery Allan Fortune during their unfortunate time of loss. On May 31st, during the Ghost concert, Jeff collapsed and later passed on. He was our brother in Ghost. He was a great guy and a huge musician fan. He also ran a page on Facebook called Apocalyptic Midnight Death Cult which he wanted to grow organically. He did not pay for it, he wanted people to come to his page and follow for what they seen. Give it a follow [here]. He will be missed greatly by his family, friends, and fellow fans. So lets come together, together as one, and show our love and support for the Fortune family in their time of grief.
He was an amazing person, artist, poet, musician as well as a tortured soul- yet he kind with a bright shining soul. He saw beauty in the darkest of places and often visited/dwelt in those places at times. He alternately referred to himself as “Hell on two legs, walking” and also “a child of God”. Please let everyone know how touched and grateful our family is to each and every one of you for helping us through this time. We feel the waves of your prayers and thoughts and Jeffrey would have been touched and amazed beyond belief at the warmth and kindness and prayers.
Special thanks to all the other Ghost groups on facebook; Ghost Iowa, Sisters of Sin, Ghost NOLA, Nameless Congregation, Legion of Ghost, Ghost Macabre, Hail Ghost, Children of Ghost, and all others who help get the word out.