Brazilian actor dies after accidentally hanging himself while playing Judas

   Apr 24, 3:20 pm

London, April 24 (ANI): An actor in Brazil has died 17 days after he accidentally hanged himself while re-enacting the death of Judas Iscariot for an Easter Passion play.

The accident happened on Good Friday in the town of Itarare, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Tiago Klimeck, 27, was strangled by his own safety equipment while re-enacting the scene in which Judas commits suicide after betraying Jesus.

He had been playing the part of Judas in a Passion of Christ theatrical performance in the town of Itarare, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

He was supposed to 'hang himself' from a rope then pretend to be dead. But the safety vest the actor was wearing under is robe is believed to have risen up across his neck, strangling him, the Daily Mail reported.

Klimeck was left dangling for four minutes until horrified performers and spectators realised it wasn't part of his performance and rushed to his aid.

Pictures show the actor taking part in the play before the incident in which he was suffocated.

He can then be seen on set hanging from the rope moments before the cast and audience realise a real life tragedy is unfolding.

The actor was taken to hospital in a critical condition following the accident during the Good Friday open-air performance.

Scans revealed that the incident caused cerebral anoxia as the oxygen supply to his brain had been cut off. (ANI)

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