Patriots Fan Dies After Being Punched During Fight At Gillette Stadium

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State police and municipal prosecutors are each conducting their own investigations into the death of a fan who was present at the Patriots game on Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Dale Mooney, 53, of Newmarket, New Hampshire, was declared dead at Sturdy Hospital in Attleborough after experiencing “an apparent medical event” just before 11 p.m. in the 308/309 section of the stadium, according to Massachusetts State Police.

State police have only said that they are looking into the circumstances surrounding Mooney’s death. “the facts and circumstances of the man’s death, including the sequence of events prior to the medical incident.”

Before the man’s death, a brawl, according to witnesses, broke out.

“It was really one punch that I saw and the victim got punched really hard on the side of the head, and went down. He’s a bigger guy but he just crumbled,” one fan who witnessed the fight said.

A cell phone video posted by one person shows paramedics treating the injured man and security racing to break up the altercation.

Officials from the Patriots and Gillette Stadium issued a statement in response to Mooney’s passing on Tuesday afternoon.

“We are heartbroken to learn of the tragic passing of Dale Mooney, a lifelong Patriots fans and 30-year season ticket member, who died while attending last Sunday night’s Patriots game,” the statement said. “We continue to work with local authorities to assist them with their ongoing investigation. We extend our sincerest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to Dale’s family and to all those who are mourning his loss.”

You view a video of the fight here…as well as an interview from the person who filmed it.