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Actor declared brain dead after hanging scene went horribly wrong

By Mason White 11:13 AM February 7, 2016
Raphael Schumacher 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A young actor is now brain dead after his act went horribly wrong.

Police in Italy, have launched an investigation after the actor was injured during a performance at the Theatre of Lux Pisa.

As part of his role, 27-year-old Raphael Schumacher was pretending to be hanging from a noose. However, something went wrong and the noose became too tight.

Schumacher was wearing a head covering during the act, but a female viewer, who is a medical graduate, realized that something was wrong.

She ran to him, loosened the noose and with the help of another viewer, she placed him on the ground. Schumacher was rushed to a hospital, where he is said to be brain dead.

Police are trying to establish whether proper safety procedures were in place.