John Reynolds, known for founding music festival Electric Picnic, has passed away at the age of 52. 

A statement issued on behalf of his family reads, "It is with great sadness that the Reynolds family confirm the sudden death of John Reynolds of POD this evening. John, aged 52 years, who was one of Ireland's leading independent festival and concert promoters, died suddenly at his home in Milltown, Dublin.

"Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days. The family requested privacy at this time. Metropolis Festival will go [ahead] this Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October as scheduled in the RDS, Dublin."

The music promoter founded Electric Picnic for it's first festival back in 2004, and was also the man behind many other Irish festivals, including Forbidden Fruit, and this weekend's Metropolis festival at the RDS in Dublin.

John, who was a native of county Longford, has seen many tributes being paid to him online from Ireland's biggest names and venues in music: