Goodbye to Gravity Bassist Alex Pascu Dies as Death Toll from Romanian Nightclub Tragedy Rises
Published Nov 11, 2015Unfortunately, there is once again bad news to report regarding the concert tragedy in Romania. Following a venue fire in Bucharest on October 30, the death toll has now risen to 51. The bassist of that night's headline act, Goodbye to Gravity, has now also passed away.
Bassist Alex Pascu was 33. Today (November 11), he was transferred from a Bucharest hospital to Paris in order to be treated for his burns, but the Associated Press reports that he died after the plane landed.
This follows the death of drummer Bogdan Lavinius, who succumbed to his injuries on Sunday (November 8). Guitarists Vlad Telea and Mihai Alexandru died in the initial blaze. This leaves singer Andrei Galut, who was hospitalized after the incident, as the only surviving band member.
Meanwhile, 76 people are reportedly still in hospital in Bucharest due to the horrific incident, with 24 of them in serious condition. Additionally, another 29 are in foreign hospitals, meaning that a total of more than 100 concert attendees remain in hospital.
The tragic show took place at Bucharest's Colectiv nightclub. The fire took place when a pyro display lit a pillar covered with foam panels on fire and the flames spread across the ceiling. In the wake of the event, Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta resigned from his post after protests erupted about corruption and improper inspections of public venues.