French singer Barbara Weldens dies on stage at 35

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Luglio 20, 2017

Barbara Weldens, an upcoming French singer, has collapsed and died while performing in a concert at a festival, BBC reports.

A formal investigation has now been launched into the cause of her death. According to French outlet La Depeche, Weldens may have touched a live electric device onstage.

It wasn't immediately clear what happened, but police are investigating the possibility that she was electrocuted by an equipment malfunction, per the Independent.

Following the singer's death, the Festival Léo Ferré was canceled.

In a statement, the organizers behind the Pic d'Or prize, which the 35-year-old won in 2016, addressed her death. "A radiant woman, full of energy and talented, and of course we think of all her family and her loved ones".

According to a biography on her website, Weldens grew up in the circus, where she learned juggling, acrobatics, and trapeze. She later learned how to play the piano and began writing and performing her own songs.

'Our team is deeply disturbed by the brutal disappearance of the artist who had appeared on the stage of the Theater des Nouveaux on May 20th, during our last edition.

Weldens released her first studio album, Le grand H de l'homme, earlier this year and had won a young talent award in 2016.

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