ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Following a tragic death, a concert featuring Folk music duo Banks and Shane is canceled for Friday at Theatre Albany, in the wake of the death of Mack Burgess, the son of Albany native Banks Burgess who sings for the group.
25-year-old Mack Burgess was a staffer for the Georgia Republican Party. and was killed in a traffic crash Tuesday near Georgia 400 in Sandy Springs.
Governor Deal said Burgess' death is a terrible loss and asked for time to mourn. Democratic candidate for governor Jason Carter said Deal's team and Burgess' family are in his prayers.
Burgess was a graduate of Centennial High School in Roswell and attended the University of Tennessee.
"We're very saddened by it and we certainly understand so the concert will be canceled. We have no word on rescheduling so it's too soon to follow that up," said Mark Costello, Artistic Director of Theatre Albany.
Instead of getting refunds, many ticket holders are donating the money to Theatre Albany in the memory of Mack Burgess.