Madonna, 50, was to hold a concert at Marseille's Stade Velodrome, but had to cancel after Charles Criscenzo, 52, and Charles Prow, 23, died after a crane pulling the singer's Sticky & Sweet set into place toppled over. Besides the two, eight other crewmembers had to be hospitalised following the horrific accident.
Madonna jetted to Marseille-Marignane airport on July 19 to meet Frenchman Criscenzo's bereaved family in the nearby Aix-en-Provence. She later arranged to meet the tragic British technician's mother, Faith Prow, at a nearby hotel, and was overcome with grief as she discussed the incident.
“Madonna just said to Faith, 'I'm sorry for your loss.' She gave her flowers and a spiritual health book," Contactmusic quoted Prow's father, Chris, as saying. “Madonna said how much she had been affected by the accident, and got very emotional," he said.
The devastated dad insists that his family has no hard feeling towards the Material Girl. “She wasn't even there," he added.