A 23-year-old British woman named Gabrielle Hutchinson who was hurt in a crowd at the O2 Brixton Academy on Thursday during a performance by Nigerian music icon Ahmed Ololade, better known by his stage name Asake, has been pronounced dead. The incident occurred during Ahmed Ololade’s concert on Thursday night. According to the Daily Mail, Hutchinson passed away early on Monday morning at a hospital while doing security duties for the Asake show.
Following claims that numerous ticketless concertgoers attempted to force their way into the sold-out Asake performance, the Metropolitan Police declared that an “urgent investigation” had been opened. Hutchinson passed away on Monday, a day after Rebecca Ikumelo, a 33-year-old mother of two from Newham, East London, also lost her life due to her injuries. A third victim, a lady in her 20s, is claimed to still be in the hospital and in a severe condition.
The three women who suffered critical injuries in the stampede, according to the police, were all in the Brixton O2 Academy building’s foyer. According to additional reports, investigators from the Specialist Crime Command of the Metropolitan Police are looking into the event and are still pleading with any witnesses to come forward. Police have removed the cordons around the venue’s perimeter. However, there are still cordons within the structure as officers investigate the incident.