Man dies falling from the Tate Modern art gallery in London as horrified visitors watch on

A man has died after falling from the Tate Modern art gallery.

The death at the London landmark is being treated as unexpected but not suspicious, he understood.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police were called at 10.45am to reports of a man who had fallen from the Tate Modern on Bankside, SE1.

‘Officers, London Air Ambulance and London Ambulance Service attended. Despite the efforts of medics at the scene, the man unfortunately died at the scene.

Pictured: The Tate Modern

Pictured: The Tate Modern

‘Inquiries are ongoing to identify the man and notify next of kin.

“A scene and cordons remain in place.

“The death is currently being treated as unexpected but is not being treated as suspicious.”

Tate Modern announced on social media that it would be closed for the rest of the day.

In a post on X/Twitter, it said: ‘Tate Modern will be closed for the rest of the day while we respond to an incident on site. If you have an exhibition ticket for today, we will contact you directly to reschedule your booking. Thank you.’

This is the second tragedy that has involved the gallery in the past four years.

Although it is not clear where the man fell from today, in August 2019 a boy was thrown from the viewing platform by a stranger.

The French youngster was visiting the Tate on the South Bank with his family when disturbed teenager Jonty Bravery, then 17, singled him out, grabbed him and threw him off the outer space at the famous London landmark.

On the day of the incident, teenager Jonty Bravery was lying in wait hoping to attack someone to kill, a court was later told.

He was found guilty of attempted murder and jailed for life with a minimum of 15 years.

The boy suffered a bleed on the brain, broken legs and arms and a broken spine, but surprisingly survived the fall at the art gallery.