Liam Gallagher reacts to the news on Twitter

By Helen Thomas
August 28, 2017 at 12:46 PM EDT
Reading Festival - Day 3
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A 17-year-old boy died at Reading Festival in “unexplained” circumstances.

The teenager was found in his tent in Reading, England, in the early hours of the morning on Monday. Emergency services were called to the site at approximately 2 a.m., where the boy was pronounced dead.

The teenager has not been formally identified, though his next of kin have been informed.

Thames Valley Police have stated that the boy’s death is being treated as unexplained.

Liam Gallagher, who performed at the festival on Sunday, reacted to the news on Twitter Monday. “Just heard about that young kid who was found dead in his tent at reading so sad RIP kid x,” wrote Gallagher.

Reading Festival’s Police Commander, Superintendent Rory Freeman, has added that there is “no cause for concern for surrounding festival-goers.”

He added: “I would like to thank nearby campers for their co-operation whilst we are in attendance. We will continue to provide support to the boy’s family at this difficult time.”

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