Fox News has reported devastating news of British comedian, Ian Cognito.
The comedian, who is extremely well known in the United Kingdom suffered a devastating and terrify death in front of his live audience while he performing a bit. Ian was performing for a large audience at the Lonely Wolf Comedy Club in Bicester, England when he fell to the ground having a heart attack.
Ian Cognito’s real name was Paul Barbieri. He was just 60 years old at the time of his death.
BBC was first to report the news and confirm that the star was pronounced dead at the scene. In a twisted and ironic series of events, Ian had reportedly shared with his crew and the audience that he was not feeling well, and even joked about dying in front of the audience.
Sadly, his fate was exactly that. The owner of the club, Andrew Bird, shared that Ian had decided to go on against his own body’s signs. Bird was quite impressed by his level of professionalism, saying “He was like his old self, his voice was loud. I was thinking ‘He's having such a good gig.”
Admittedly, the crowd believed that his collapsing was apart of his act. But when they realized that the severity of the scenario unfolding in front of them, they were stunned with horror. Bird shared, "Everyone in the crowd, me included, thought he was joking.”
After what seemed like a sketch too-far-gone, Bird went to check on Ian. He immediately called for help when off-duty medical professions ran up to the stage and began performing CPR. He was pronounced dead just minutes later.
Please be praying for his family and fans as they mourn his sudden and tragic death.
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