French Singer Barbara Weldens Killed Onstage by Suspected Electrocution
Published Jul 20, 2017Rising French vocalist Barbara Weldens collapsed and died onstage during a concert last night (July 19), with French media reporting that she may have been electrocuted.
The cause of death is currently unknown, though local media reports that Weldens, 35, may have been electrocuted while playing in the village of Goudron, located in the Lot region of south-west France.
While performing at a church she collapsed onstage and suffered an apparent cardiac arrest. Emergency services were unable to revive her.
According to French outlet La Depeche, Weldens may have touched a live electric device onstage, while the BBC reports that storms were apparently in the area at the time of Weldens' death.
Police are currently investigating the cause of death.
A biography on Weldens' website reveals she grew up with the circus, learning juggling, acrobatics and trapeze routines alongside her parents. She began taking piano lessons in her teens, later making music her full-time focus.
Weldens released her debut LP, Le Grand H de l'Homme, last year.