Reid and a girlfriend visited the Koko nightclub in Camden, North London, on the 27th of September. Once inside the club, the bass intensity of several large speakers triggered severe cardiac stress for Reid, who rushed over to the club medic and complained that his heart was beating excessively fast before fainting. He was immediately rushed to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The coroner’s report found no traces of alcohol or drugs and that, surprisingly, Reid’s heart was in good condition.
Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS), is not as uncommon as you think, this genetic disposition kills 12 young people a week and has also taken the lives of a number of soccer players.
The resident cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation, Ellen Mason, backed up the findings, stating that the excessively loud noise most probably promoted the attack.