Actor accidentally hangs self while playing Judas

Apr 25, 2012, 07:14 IST | Agencies

A Brazilian actor has died after accidentally hanging himself while portraying Judas during a scene in ‘The Passion of Christ’.

Tiago Klimeck (27) had been in a coma since the accident on Good Friday earlier this month in Itarare.

Klimeck was enacting the suicide of Judas during the performance. He was hanging for four minutes before fellow actors realised something was wrong, believing he was playing his role.

When he was taken down, Klimeck was unconscious. Scans found that the incident had caused cerebral anoxia due to the complete lack of oxygen to the brain.

His life support machine was switched off on Sunday. An autopsy was due to take place yesterday.

Police are examining the security apparatus that was meant to support Klimeck during the scene.

It is unclear if any charges will be filed.

The Passion of Christ is performed every year in Brazil across the country. The biggest show is in Pernambuco, where thousands of visitors watch more than 500 actors on nine separate stages. 

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