Artist Mikaben was performing in France over the weekend when he walked across the stage, suddenly collapsed, and died. He was 41.
The Haitian singer, born Michael Benjamin, made an appearance at the Accor Arena in Paris Saturday as a guest of the Haitian group Carimi, Entertainment Tonight reported.
In a clip that surfaced on social media, Mikaben finished his set and was walking off the stage when he suddenly dropped in front of thousands of fans and died.
Several crew members can be seen rushing over to his aid. The music then stops with fans wondering what had just occurred.
The arena later confirmed that the singer had died despite efforts from emergency personnel, The Guardian shared. According to the outlet, Mikaben died of a suspected heart attack or cardiac arrest.
The Guardian translated a social media post from the venue, which said the singer “died after suffering a seizure on stage and despite the efforts of emergency services.”
Other videos have surfaced on social media showing Mikaben looking very much alive minutes before as he gets the crowd rocking and singing along with him.
It is clear from the clip the crowd was loving it as the singer entertained them and had the whole room joining in.
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