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Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe charged over fan death

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Randy Blythe, Mark Morton, John Campbell, Willie Adler and Chris Adler  of Lamb of God hold a CD autograph session to promote the band's latest album 'Resolution' at the HMV Store on Queen Street
Toronto, Canada - 27.01.12

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Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has been charged over the death of a fan.

The singer has been accused of pushing 19-year-old Daniel Nosek off the stage during a gig in Prague in the Czech Republic. The fan later died due to serious head injuries.

Blythe was charged with causing bodily harm resulting in death on Friday (November 30).

The metal band's manager Larry Mazer stated that 41-year-old Blythe will "fight vigorously" against the charges.

The Prague court will have three months to arrange a trial date or return the case to prosecutors for a more in-depth investigation.

Blythe could spend five to ten years in prison if convicted of the crime.

In the statement, manager Mazer said: "While it is a tragedy that a Lamb of God fan died following a performance by the group, in no way do I feel that Randy did anything improper that led to the young man's injuries and subsequent death."

He added: "The price of a ticket to a show does not entitle audience members access to a band's stage."

Mazer continued to say that Blythe had "responded professionally" to a number of fans who rushed the stage at the Abaton club.

"We have testimony from the venue operator that acknowledges lax security and an improper barricade being used that evening," he said.

Randy Blythe spent five weeks in custody before he was released on bail back in August. He has since travelled back to the US.

The singer was arrested when the group flew to Prague for a gig. He was reportedly unaware that he had an outstanding arrest warrant against him.

Lamb of God released their seventh studio album Resolution in January 2012.

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