One of the victims who was critically injured during the crush at the concert of singer Asake at the 02 Brixton Academy on Thursday, has died at the hospital on Saturday.
The Lambeth Police in a statement on Saturday identified the deceased as Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, of Newham. Two other women; aged 21 and 23, remain in a critical condition.
Her name has been trending on Twitter as tweeps mourn her and decry the circumstances that led to her death.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said, “I am heartbroken by the tragic death of Rebecca Ikumelo – who has very sadly died following the awful events on Thursday night in Brixton.
Rebecca had her whole life ahead of her and on behalf of all Londoners, I would like to extend my condolences to her family and loved ones.”
Precious tweeted, “Rebecca Ikumelo should be home with her children prepping for Christmas. She wanted to end the year on a high like the rest of you but because of shi**y security, dumb a*s police & reckless behaviour from people who couldn’t f*cking behave, she was robbed of that & her life.”
Jessica Rabbit said, “Everyone that attended that concert without a ticket has blood on their hands. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Rest in peace Rebecca, it should never have ended this way.”
Temitope Olodo, claimed that the deceased was a relative, saying, “My favourite Niece, Rebecca Ikumelo, died today as a result of injuries sustained from #asakemusik Concert. This is a great loss for the Olodo and Ikumelo family. I can’t hold back my tears.”
Author, Toni Tone, shared a photo of the deceased and wrote, “This photo was taken the day I last saw Rebecca. She was a beautiful woman who radiated positive energy and was dedicated to being the best version of herself for her kids. She also did so much to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder. My heart goes out to her family.”
Photo credit: Twitter | t0nit0ne