The organisers of Leeds Festival have released a statement about the death of a 19-year-old man at the three day event.
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Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the 19-year-old man. West Yorkshire Police are currently leading the investigation and we do not have any further information at this time.
A popular teenage guitarist who was about to go to university has died after collapsing at the Leeds Festival.
James Houghton, 19, from Hartlepool, travelled to the event with friends.
Police are investigating the "unexplained death", which is not being treated as suspicious.
His mother Paula is a deputy head of year at Manor College of Technology, where her son was a pupil.
He was due to take a place at Manchester University.
The teenager was a keen guitarist who was involved with the Red Dreams charity which nurtures young talent.
Anne Malcolm, headteacher at Manor College, said the school extended its support to his family.
She told the Hartlepool Mail that the popular, intelligent teenager was one of the highest-performing pupils when he left in 2010 and said, "James was a bright light who will be greatly missed."
West Yorkshire Police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old man at Leeds Festival. officers were called to the on site medical facilities late on Sunday night after he collapsed elsewhere on the site. He was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
Police say they are not treating his death as suspicious and the man's family have been informed.
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