Brantley Gilbert shared a touching video today, September 4, in honor of his crew member, Alan Ditch, who passed away suddenly before the singer’s show on Saturday in Pennsylvania.
KeyBank Pavilion, where Brantley was set to perform, tweeted the news and announced that the show had been postponed out of respect for the family.
Brantley Gilbert’s touring crew lost a key member today unexpectedly and out of respect for the family, they are postponing the show tonight in Pittsburgh.
— KeyBank Pavilion (@KeyBankPavilion) August 31, 2019
Pittsburgh’s Observer Reporter, reported that Ditch suffered a cardiac event at about 2:45 p.m. while setting up for Gilbert’s show that evening and was then pronounced dead at 4:30 p.m.
Ditch, 49, had worked for Brantley as his monitor engineer for the last eight years, according to the singer’s assistant road manager, Corey Roberson.
Our hearts go out to Alan Ditch’s family and friends at this difficult time.