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Actor playing Judas dies after accidentally hanging himself from tree in front of large audience

By Mason White 5:58 PM April 18, 2017
Noose (illustration)
Noose (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

A large group of people who gathered to watch a play about the Crucifixion of Jesus in honor of the Easter holiday, were horrified to see the actor playing Judas Iscariot hanging himself.

The State Attorney General’s Office of Justice (PGJE) of Michoaca, announced the launch of an investigation into the death of 23-year-old Jose Ignacio.

Witnesses at the scene said that Ignacio climbed on a tree and tied a rope around his neck in Barranquillas, Tancitaro, Mexico.

He then simulated a hanging on a tree to portray his death during the Crucifixion scene. However, the actor skipped and lost his balance.

When he stopped breathing, some of the horrified audience members rushed to help the actor. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police ruled out suicide or foul play.