It has been confirmed that leading Irish concert promoter, John Reynolds has died.
The 52-year-old, famed for setting up Electric Picnic, was found dead in his apartment in Milltown, south Dublin earlier this evening (25th Oct).
In a statement released by his family, it was confirmed that Mr Reynolds, a nephew of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, died suddenly at his home.
They said: “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 renowned in Irish circles for setting up the Electric Picnic alongside Robert Laffan and for once owning the POD nightclub on Harcourt Street in Dublin. POD also set up the hugely successful All Together Now festival which took place at Curraghmore Estate in County Waterford for the first time over the August Bank Holiday weekend this year. Mr Reynolds also helped Louis Walsh create Boyzone in the 1990s.