In a summer plagued by death, rape and arrests around country music events, a tragic accident has taken another life.
Sunday night, before a Hank Williams Jr. concert, a 55-year-old man died after a fall in the concourse of the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich. The victim, Robert Kobe, according to the Detroit Free Press, was reportedly shoved by a 15-year-old family friend and suffered a serious head injury, dying in a local hospital two days later.
The victim's son told the newspaper he does not believe the death was at all intentional. "I want to make sure that this young man gets fair treatment," he said. Did you ever have an uncle who picks on you but doesn’t mean to hurt you? That was my father. My father was double this kid’s size. There’s no way that kid’s just going to come up and clock my dad."
Even still, the police investigation is still ongoing. Meanwhile, Williams' performance went on as planned.