MADONNA broke down in tears on stage as she paid tribute to a British stagehand and his French colleague who were killed yesterday as they prepared a stadium for one of her concerts. Hearing the news during her Sticky & Sweet world tour concert at the Friuli Stadium in Udine, northern Italy, yes- terday, the Queen of Pop said she was devastated to learn of the deaths. Stopping the concert, she spoke through tears to tell the crowd: I ask you for a moment to stop and think of the people who have lost their lives. We need to appreciate life, the people we love and our families. The Briton was today named as Charles Prow, 23. He and the Frenchman, 53, died at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille when a par- tially built roof fell, sending a crane crashing down on them. Up to a dozen people are believed to have been underneath the stage when the accident occurred yesterday at 5.15pm. Five other people were hu r t , i n c l u d i n g a n American and a Briton, who were reported to have been seriously injured. About 30 people were treated for shock. The sell-out concert, which had been planned for Sunday, has been can- celled. Marseilles public prosecutor, Jacques Dallest, said a police inquiry had been opened. In a statement, Madonna said: I am devastated to have just received this tragic news. My prayers go out to those who were injured and their families, along with my deepest sympathy to all those affected by this heartbreaking news. London Lite Friday, 17 July 2009 17 SingerS tearful tribute after Stadium roof collapSeS madonnas stage kills brit roadieby GeorGina littlejohn Accident: an internet picture of stagehand Charles Prow, crushed when roof collapsed paternity tests at the chemist DNA paternity tests will soon be available over the chemists counter for 30. Swabs will be taken from a mans mouth and then, for another 100, flown to a laboratory in the US, analysed and returned within a week. doggedwitha shortlegsgene THE mutation of a single gene is why some dogs have short legs, scientists claim. An American team found that short-legged breeds such as dachshunds and corgis had an extra copy of a gene linked to dwarfism in humans. In shock: Madonna is devastated by news of the accident at the Velodrome stadium, right H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html