Britney Spears has offered her heartfelt sympathies to the family of a woman who died after a fall from a fairground ride outside her Dublin concert.
Siobhain Healy, a 31-year-old from Roscommon, had attended Britney’s gig at the O2 arena next door to the carnival site. She died at 11.20pm on Monday night after falling to the ground from the Tip Top ride.
Upon hearing the news Britney Spears tweeted: “I was saddened to hear of the tragic accident in Dublin. My heart goes out to the family.”
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Healy had been living in Dublin for some time. She was originally from the neighborhood of Willsborough outside Ballinlough in County Roscommon.
Family friend and local councillor Michael McGreal said: “I know her family very well, we are all very upset. The whole community is in shock.”
Police are now investigating the tragic accident at a fairground site operated by McFadden’s Entertainments.
Owner Kenneth McFadden said: “We can’t say what happened, it all happened so quick. We are just in bits at the moment, we are just devastated.”
McFadden confirmed that his firm had operated the Tip Top ride for four years without any problems.