A Creamfields security guard has sadly died following a tragedy at the festival.
The guard, Michael Smith, who was also known as Bruno, was airlifted to hospital at the end of last month (28 August) after sustaining some major injuries at the electronic dance music festival based in Daresbury, Cheshire.
Michael, who has been described as having a 'huge heart', became injured when he was clearing the festival site a little before 5pm in the evening.
After spending 18 days in hospital, Michael sadly passed away with his family confirming his death in the early hours of Friday morning (15 September).
In a post on a Creamfields community Facebook group, Simon Smith, someone believed to be a member of Michael's family, wrote: "As a family we regret to inform you that Michael AKA Bruno (Security Guard) passed away at 5am this morning (15/09/23) following a tragic set of unfortunate circumstances.
"We would like to thank everyone who has called, text, and supported us over the last 2 weeks, it is appreciated.
"As you can imagine, this is a really difficult time for us all, so we would appreciate some privacy at this time."
Tributes have since poured in for Michael, with one Facebook user writing: "He was one of the best people, a good, kind person with a huge heart & personality, he will be missed by everyone."
A second added: "Have known Michael and his wife over 20 years. My deepest love and support goes out to Bruno’s wife and son."
The company that provided security for the festival, United Protection UK, has also released a heartfelt statement to Facebook following Michael's untimely death.
It read: "Michael Smith, known to us all as 'Bruno', was a vibrant presence that lit up every room he entered.
"His love of a good story only matched his infectious personality and love for boxing.
"Bruno's spirit will forever inspire us to live life with the same passion and enthusiasm he embodied."
The Facebook post concluded: "Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and loved ones on this sad day. He was a showman till the end, and we will never meet a person like him again."
A GoFundMe page has since been created by Smith and has raised more than £2,000 raised of its £5,000 goal at the time of writing.
The fundraiser reads: "Unfortunately on the 28th August my brother sustained a serious head injury whilst working at Creamfields.
"He was airlifted to hospital where he received round the clock treatment for 18 days. Unfortunately at 5am on the 15th September he passed away."
Cheshire Police released a statement at the time saying: "At 4.50pm on Monday 28 August a member of security staff at Creamfields was injured while clearing the site.
"Police and the local authority are investigating the circumstances of the accident."
LADbible has contacted Cheshire Police and Creamfields for a comment.