Tributes have been paid to John Reynolds, the concert promoter who died suddenly last night.

He was a founder of a number of music festivals, including Electric Picnic.

Aged 52, he was one of Ireland's leading independent festival and concert promoters and died suddenly at his home in Milltown, Dublin.

A native of Co Longford, he once ran the POD and Red Box clubs on Dublin's Harcourt Street and, more recently was the driving force behind festivals including Forbidden Fruit, Vinyl and All Together Now.

Although he was a founder of the Electric Picnic festival he had not worked with them in recent years.

One of John Reynolds most recent ventures was the Metropolis Festival, and it has been confirmed this will go ahead as scheduled at the RDS in Dublin this weekend.

A native of Co Longford, Mr Reynolds was a nephew of the former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who died in 2014.

During his career he co-managed Boyzone in their early days.

This year he launched a new festival weekend, All Together Now, at Curraghmore House, Co Waterford through his promotions company POD.

There have been many tributes on social media. His family announced his death "with great sadness" in a statement last night, and requested "privacy at this time".

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