Death is tragic, but unavoidable. Our loved ones die and one day, we will too. However, we can live the best life while we are here because it can come anytime. This article contains a list of celebrities or entertainers who died while performing for an audience, in the last five years.
7/12/2014 – Mango, an Italian singer died at a concert in Policoro, Matera. Autopsy said it was a heart attack. He was performing his song “Oro”, when he stopped singing and collapsed on stage. He did not make it to the hospital.
29/01/2015 – Israel Yinon, while conducting a band at a concert in Lucerne, Switzerland, collapsed and died. No one is sure of the cause, but he was conducting Strauss’ Alpine Symphony when he collapsed.
21/03/2015 – As entertaining as wrestling is, it can be dangerous. Having suffered a damage to his cervical spine, a Mexican wrestler Perro Aguayo Jr. died from a cardiac arrest in the ring. No one discovered that he had died early enough because he slumped the way many Rey Mysterio opponents do when he does a certain stunt.
17/07/2015 – Dying on the piano doesn’t only happen in movies. It happened to a British jazz pianist, John Taylor while performing at a Jazz Festival in France. It was said that the cause was a heart attack.
30/10/2015 – Goodbye to Gravity members were involved in a fire accident at a nightclub and four out of five of then died in the fire. Although 62 people died in total, their death was also during a performance.
24/04/2016 – In Ivory Coast, Papa Wemba died while performing on stage. No one knows the cause of death till date.
15/05/2016 – Close to the end an amazing performance, the highly revered Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Bass Emeritus, Jane Little could not follow through. It was the final encore of “There’s No Business-Like Show Business”, when she fell and died. Having played with the orchestra for seventy-one years, she could not wait thirty more seconds to finish her last performance with the family.
3/01/2017 – India stage actor Bishnu Bhakta Phuyal fainted in the theater. It was thought to be a part of the act, but it eventually became the death of the actor.
01/05/2017 – Unfortunately, Colonel Bruce Hampton was performing at his birthday party when he slumped and died. He died at 70.
19/06/2017 – Being one of the few singers who died in church, Barbara Weldens collapsed during a song rendition in Gourdon. It was found out that she was electrocuted to death.
17/09/2017 – During a performance in Rio de Janeiro, Laudir de Oliveira, a percussionist and former member of band Chicago, died. Autopsy reveals that the Brazilian percussionist had suffered from a heart attack.
6/02/2018 – While dancing, Madavoor Vasudevan Nair fell and died on stage.
We do hope the tragedy reduces as the year goes to an end.