Man Falls To His Death At Kiss Concert

Fan plunges 90 feet from balcony at Oakland, Calif., stop on band's Farewell Tour.

A Kiss fan plunged 90 feet to his death from a third-tier balcony during the pop-metal band's concert Thursday in Oakland, Calif.

Shawn Timothy Stubblefield, 36, of Calistoga, Calif., fell to the first-level seating area in the Oakland Arena at 10:48 p.m. He was

pronounced dead on arrival at Highland Hospital shortly afterward,

Alameda County Deputy Coroner Jimmy Smith said on Friday

(March 24).

Stubblefield died of multiple blunt injuries, Smith said.

Arena general manager Sally Roach was out of town Friday and did

not return calls. An Oakland police spokesperson could not be

reached for comment. A representative for the band did not return a

call.

Smith said his office was running tests to determine if Stubblefield

had drugs or alcohol in his system.

The original lineup of Kiss is on its Farewell Tour, which is

scheduled to last into July. The band, known for its makeup and sci-fi

getups and hard-rock staples such as "Rock and Roll All Nite"

(RealAudio excerpt), will release a live album, Alive IV, on April 18.