UC Berkeley student dies after fall during concert at Oracle Arena

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Cal student dies after fall during concert at Oracle Arena
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A UC Berkeley student died after taking a fall during the "Spookfest 2014" concert hosted by Live 105 on Halloween at Oracle Arena.

BERKELEY, Calif. -- A UC Berkeley student is dead after taking a fall during a concert at Oracle Arena. Zachary Bradley was a pre-med student in his second year at Cal and a member of Theta Delta Chi, one of the fraternities at the university.

By all accounts, the 20-year-old from Phoenix, Arizona was a talented, well-rounded individual. His family says he was fluent in Spanish, played the piano and several other instruments and aspired to be a doctor.

But on Halloween, the Cal sophomore took a tragic fall. Bradley and his friends attended Live 105's Spookfest concert at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Authorities say Bradley died after falling more than 20 feet. He was climbing down an elevated and restricted area behind the stage.

His mother, Cristal Rodriguez, said police told her that Bradley was intoxicated. The investigation into the man's death was ongoing, Oakland police said.

On Saturday night, his fraternity brothers asked for privacy as they coped with the tragedy. No one at the Theta Delta Chi house on Durant Avenue wanted to go on camera, but they say they will miss Bradley. They say they loved his spontaneity and sense of adventure.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.