Missing Stone Roses Fan Found Dead

Christopher Brahney, who went missing after The Stone Roses' first show at Heaton Park last Friday (June 29), has been found dead.

Missing Stone Roses Fan Found Dead
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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 family'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.

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    EpiExplorer
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    ShaggyG
    That's heart-breaking. Just think, his family thought he was going to a Stone roses gig to have a good night with his mates but it turned out to be his last night. May you rest in peace.
    ljpfahey
    Ah poor fellow. I hope it was a painless end some way or another for him.
    Eirien
    RIP Chris. For his family's sake I hope they find out what happened that night.
    xplosive59
    SteveFrench123 wrote: randy killed another innocent fan
    I was gonna say "should bring Randy in for questioning?" but you had already beat me to it, damn.
    Ometh
    SteveFrench123 wrote: randy killed another innocent fan
    Lol'd so hard.
    guitargodwannab
    ljpfahey wrote: Ah poor fellow. I hope it was a painless end some way or another for him.
    in this case, tht was douche bag thing to say at this point. **** dude, show some respect. RIP my brother, we shall rock again with you in another time. thoughts are with your family and friends
    Nirvana12390
    Please respect the familys wishes and ensure that they are left alone during this difficult time." Yea so lets post his name and picture on ultimate guitar.
    Ardolino_Cool
    Found in Salford town was really buzzing with people on the Stone Roses gig as well from all over the UK. Sad to see things have gone wrong R.I.P
    iTOASTER
    This sucks, it seems to be happening more and more. RIP, thoughts are with his family.