Christopher Brahney, who went missing after The Stone Roses' first show at Heaton Park last Friday (June 29), has been found dead.
A body was recovered by police from the Manchester Ship Canal at 9.35am (GMT) yesterday morning (July 9) and Great Manchester Police have now confirmed that they formally identified the body as Brahney's.
Earlier this afternoon, a statement was also posted on the Chris Brahney Facebook page, which reads as follows: "It is with great sadness that on behalf of the Brahney family I am writing to you all. The police will be issuing a formal statement soon regarding the body that was found in the canal this morning. At this time we believe that it is Chris, however formal identification has still to take place.
They continued: "The family would like to thank everyone for all the kind words, thoughts and prayers that you have sent our way. Thank you for all the support, it has given them immense strength and courage. Please respect the familyâ€™s wishes and ensure that they are left alone during this difficult time."
An extensive search has taken place throughout last week and this weekend to find Brahney, with The Stone Roses themselves even appealing for people to come forward with information.
Brahney was 22 and from Timperley in Manchester. A full post-mortem examination will take place today (July 10).
Thanks for the report to Nme.com.