Concert promoter and founder of Electric Picnic dies suddenly at home at 52

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John Reynolds

1966 - 2018


Concert promoter John Reynolds has died suddenly at his home in Dublin.
The 52-year-old from Co Longford, a nephew of former Fianna Fáil taoiseach Albert Reynolds, was found dead in his apartment in Milltown, south Dublin on Thursday evening.
In a statement released on Thursday evening, his family confirmed he died suddenly at his home.
“It is with great sadness that the Reynolds family confirm the sudden death of John Reynolds of POD this evening.
“John aged 52 years, who was one of Ireland’s leading independent festival and concert promoters, died suddenly at his home in Milltown, Dublin.
“Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.The family requested privacy at this time.”
Mr Reynolds was best known for setting up the Electric Picnic music festival and for once owning POD nightclub on Harcourt Street.
Metropolis Festival, ran by Mr Reynold’s company POD Presents, is taking place this weekend in the RDS.

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