Electric Picnic founder John Reynolds found dead in his Dublin apartment

The 52-year-old was found in his home in Milltown earlier on this evening.

Electric Picnic founder John Reynolds has died.

The 52-year-old was found in his apartment in Milltown, south Dublin, earlier on this evening.

In a statement tonight, his family said his funeral arrangements would be announced in the coming days.

They wrote: “It is with great sadness that the Reynolds family confirm the sudden death of John Reynolds of POD this evening.

“John aged 52 years, who was one of Ireland’s leading independent festival and concert promoters, died suddenly at his home in Milltown, Dublin.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

“The family requested privacy at this time.”

The Longford man, who is the nephew of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, was famous on the Irish music scene for setting up the iconic festival and also helping Louis Walsh create Boyzone.

He also owned the famous POD nightclub on Harcourt St and ran Metropolis Festival which is set to go ahead in the RDS this weekend.

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