DJ Kaleb Freitas was playing a bass-heavy set at Atmopshere Music Festival in Esteio, Brazil, when a strong gust of storm winds brought the stage’s scaffolding crashing down. The 30-year-old DJ sustained fatal head injuries, and today, his friends, family, country and peers mourn his loss — as well as the most unfortunate circumstances of his passing.
A moment that should have been fun and triumphant became a tragedy in a moment. It’s a very relatable story for thousands of DJs and dance music fans around the world. Read the reactions and thoughts from Freitas’ fellow DJs below.
take a moment & appreciate all that we’ve experienced at festivals together. now take a longer moment to think about #DJKaleb & send????? to his family, friends & anyone who witnessed his death. https://t.co/HSVxcnCn3i
— Tommie Sunshine –?? (@tommiesunshine) December 19, 2017
This is heartbreaking . rip Dj kaleb https://t.co/L86fDfrxqt
— Deorro (@Deorro) December 19, 2017
RIP, crazy https://t.co/tOlv4ditxK
— — DJ RYE (@djrye) December 19, 2017
Wow no words — https://t.co/gECEnESrQP
— CODES (@CodesHouse) December 19, 2017
Very sad to see what happened at the Atmostphere Festival. Condolences to the family & friends of DJ Kaleb, Spin In Peace.
— DJ V.I.P. (@djvip510) December 19, 2017
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— DJ Fabián Hernández® (@djfabianhdz) December 18, 2017
Fuertísima escena del derrumbe de un escenario en el festival Atmosphere de Brasil a causa de fuertes vientos. Murió el artista brasileño, DJ Kaleb, en ello. Descanse en paz 🙁 pic.twitter.com/bckeqY3aH5
— Trino DJ (@trinodj) December 17, 2017
Thoughts go out to all those affected by the collapse of the stage at the Atmosphere Festival. #EDMFamily unite and show everyone love. I did lights for a long time and it hurts to see this kind of thing happen. #myheartiswithyou
— Coleman Hamilton (@_Coleman) December 17, 2017