Tributes are being paid to a Brighton based acrobat, Pedro Aunion Monroy, who tragically fell to his death at a festival in Spain on Friday.
The 42 year old who lived in Portslade but worked in the centre of Brighton, fell from a 100ft suspended box, which he was dancing in at Mad Cool. The reason for the fall has not yet been confirmed.
Aunion’s funeral took place where he was born – in the Spanish capital, Madrid.
Since his untimely passing, friends and family have been paying tribute to him on social media.
Friends have described him as a “beautiful person inside and out” and confess that they’re “devastated”.
The local acrobat previously worked as an actor before training at the Royal Conservatory of Dance in Madrid. After that he moved to Brighton to work as a sports masseur at The Grand hotel and run his own company alongside that. He had been travelling the world and performing, having posted a picture of him and his partner days before his death reading, “I can’t wait to see my beautiful boyfriend”.
The festival itself was criticised heavily for continuing with the event, as were Green Day who performed straight after, however they claimed that they didn’t know the cause of the delay to their set.
We send our condolences to Mr Aunion’s friends and family.