Col. Bruce Hampton collapses, rushed to hospital & passes away after Hampton 70 concert

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UPDATE: Col. Bruce Hampton has passed away after the events unfolded below towards the tail end of the Hampton 70 concert in Atlanta.

#hampton70fox has officially begun! Happy 70th Birthday Col.

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Some scary news coming out of the Atlanta music scene tonight with reports that Col. Bruce Hampton collapsed towards the end of a concert honoring his musical career at the Fox Theatre.

Not sure exactly what happened, but we are seeing on Twitter that normally this would have come across just like the Colonel was making a joke. To others there, it wasn’t so obviously a joke and everyone knew there was an issue when the Col. was carried offstage, the webcast stopped short and the crowd got out front of the venue to see an ambulance.

Our thoughts with Col. Bruce on a safe and swift recovery…