Published Aug 23, 2010Charles Haddon, frontman of the up-and-coming British synthpop trio Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, died on Friday (August 20) after an apparent suicide. He was 22.
The singer took his own life shortly after performing at Pukkelpop festival in Belgium. According to reports, he scaled a telecommunications tower backstage and jumped to the parking area below.
Haddon's death was confirmed in a statement posted on the band's MySpace on Saturday (August 21). The message reads: "We are all so deeply saddened to confirm that our friend Charlie Haddon passed away yesterday, Friday 20th August."
According to the Daily Mail, a possible reason for the suicide occurred during the band's performance, when Haddon seriously injured a fan after making an unexpected stage dive. He reportedly said, "I hope she pulls through. I hope she will still be able to walk."
An earlier article, also by the Daily Mail, reported that bandmate Joe Hutchinson was the one who dove off the stage.
The band, who formed last year, had scored a minor hit with the single "Dance the Way I Feel" (see the embedded video below). The band's debut album, Christ Died for Our Synths, was due out in October.