Son says he watched roof crush father when tornado hit Belvidere thea...

The National Weather Service said Saturday it was indeed a tornado that struck a Belvidere theater where a roof collapsed and killed a 50-year-old man during a rock concert Friday night.

Officials said Saturday more than 40 were also hurt as a result of the roof and marquee collapse, at least four critically.

ABC 7 Chicago identified the man as Frederick Forest Livingston Jr., citing family members. A hometown was not given. Livingston’s sister, Deana Hicks, said he was attending the concert at the theater with his son Alex, who Hicks said is “OK.”

Alex said he was standing right next to his father when the roof collapsed and crushed him during the concert at the Apollo Theatre.

“I couldn’t save him,” Alex said.

Hicks described Livingston as a car and heavy metal enthusiast.

“Fred was a son, brother, father, uncle and grandpa,” she said in a statement to ABC News. “… Fred had a big heart and cared for others…

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