Renowned concert promoter John Reynolds was found dead in his Dublin home.

John Reynolds, the music visionary behind Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit, Metropolis, and many other Irish festivals, has died.

Tributes have been made to the 52-year-old, who was considered one of the most influential personalities in the Irish music, arts, and entertainment industries.

During his varied career he also co-managed Boyzone, ran Dublin's POD and Red Box clubs.

Earlier this year, he launched a new festival, All Together Now, in Waterford.

"It is with great sadness that the Reynolds family confirm the sudden death of John Reynoldsof 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," his family's statement reads. 

Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days - and Metropolis Festival will go ahead this weekend (Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October) at the RDS in Dublin.

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