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Old 02-06-16, 01:30 AM
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Italian Actor Suffers Real Brain Death in Stage Hanging

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/05/europe...led/index.html

Theater hanging: Actor Raphael Schumacher declared brain dead


By Pietro Lombardi, for CNN
Updated 3:14 PM ET, Fri February 5, 2016



(CNN)Italian actor Raphael Schumacher has been declared clinically dead after he was choked in a stage hanging scene that went wrong.

The 27-year-old's family authorized the donation of his organs, and the doctors have started the procedure, a spokesperson at Cisanello Hospital in Pisa told CNN on Friday.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident and say they are trying to establish whether proper safety procedures were in place.

According to Italian news agency ANSA, four people are under investigation for manslaughter in the actor's death.

Schumacher was performing in an experimental theater production in the courtyard of Pisa's Teatro Lux when a member of the audience noticed that the rope around his neck was too tight.

The actor's head was covered at the time, but the spectator -- a female medical graduate -- saw him trembling and realized something was wrong. She ran to him, loosened the noose, and with the help of another spectator, lowered him to the ground. He was taken to hospital shortly after.

Schumacher changed the play's script at the last minute, the directors of the theater company told Italian newspaper Il Giorno: "The original monologue included a fake gunshot but he eventually decided for the hanging -- without telling us."

The play's scenes take place in different parts of the theater, with spectators walking through them. Schumacher was performing in the courtyard at the time of the incident.

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Re: Italian Actor Suffers Real Brain Death in Stage Hanging

Moving to Taking Method Acting Too Far Talk
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If it's true he changed the scene to a hanging without informing anyone I have to wonder if it was a legitimate suicide and not an accident at all.
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If so, that's creepy. People go to the theater to see a nice play, and someone plays out his suicide fantasy in front of them.
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I need to see a video of this.
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Re: Italian Actor Suffers Real Brain Death in Stage Hanging

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If so, that's creepy. People go to the theater to see a nice play, and someone plays out his suicide fantasy in front of them.
Especially since that's kind of the plot of Birdman.
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Police have launched an investigation into the incident and say they are trying to establish whether proper safety procedures were in place.
I'm guessing...probably not.
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Re: Italian Actor Suffers Real Brain Death in Stage Hanging

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If it's true he changed the scene to a hanging without informing anyone I have to wonder if it was a legitimate suicide and not an accident at all.
I thought the same thing.

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If so, that's creepy. People go to the theater to see a nice play, and someone plays out his suicide fantasy in front of them.
Thankfully the role didn't go to David Carradine.
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Re: Italian Actor Suffers Real Brain Death in Stage Hanging

Another gut-wrenching theater death...
Actor dies in rehearsal after being pierced in abdomen with prop samurai sword
Kyodo
2/16/2016

An actor died after being pierced in the abdomen by a prop samurai sword during rehearsals for a play in a Tokyo studio, police said.

Daigo Kashino, 33, was using the 73-cm-long samurai sword during the rehearsal session Monday with other actors at the studio in Taito Ward. The police received a report around 11:50 a.m. that the sword had pierced his abdomen.

Kashino was rushed to a hospital where he was later confirmed dead. The sword was a prop, the police said.

An autopsy will be conducted to confirm the cause of death.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/201...-samurai-sword

I'm not a medical examiner but I'm thinking the cause of death will be "pierced in the abdomen by a prop samurai sword."
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If so, that's creepy. People go to the theater to see a nice play, and someone plays out his suicide fantasy in front of them.
Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
I thought the same thing.
I think you two got too hung up about something that's trivial.
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I think you two got too hung up about something that's trivial.
I believe that everyone has the right to commit suicide. It's unfortunate if they do. It may be an act that's selfish and hurts friends and family afterward, if there is anyone who cares.

But deliberately seeking out innocent bystanders in order to traumatize them with your suicide is a different level of selfishness that's worthy of comment.
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Re: Italian Actor Suffers Real Brain Death in Stage Hanging

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I believe that everyone has the right to commit suicide. It's unfortunate if they do. It may be an act that's selfish and hurts friends and family afterward, if there is anyone who cares.

But deliberately seeking out innocent bystanders in order to traumatize them with your suicide is a different level of selfishness that's worthy of comment.
superjim88 should hang his head in shame!
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Another gut-wrenching theater death...http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/201...-samurai-sword

I'm not a medical examiner but I'm thinking the cause of death will be "pierced in the abdomen by a prop samurai sword."
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Schumacher changed the play's script at the last minute, the directors of the theater company told Italian newspaper Il Giorno: "The original monologue included a fake gunshot but he eventually decided for the hanging -- without telling us."
Something is certainly a little suspicious.
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Yeah, but that's the kind of evilness I would rather not dangle until I have further evidences to support it. The other way to sway the same incident would be that the last minute change is precisely what impend his life. They didn't have the chance to rehearse or even figure out how tight the noose should be to ensure safety. I'd bedeck that the last minute change has more to do with his benecking than intentional suicide.
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Yeah, but that's the kind of evilness I would rather not dangle until I have further evidences to support it. The other way to sway the same incident would be that the last minute change is precisely what impend his life. They didn't have the chance to rehearse or even figure out how tight the noose should be to ensure safety. I'd bedeck that the last minute change has more to do with his benecking than intentional suicide.
Righty tighty,
Lefty loosey.

Think you're so smart,
Your neck is in a noosey.
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superjim88 should hang in shame!
Fixed. Nothing personal superjim, it just had to be done by Otter etiquette.
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I'm not a medical examiner but I'm thinking the cause of death will be "pierced in the abdomen by a prop samurai sword."
So you're not even going to consider the pillow over his head!? Conspiracy!
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Fixed. Nothing personal superjim, it just had to be done by Otter etiquette.
Oh no worries. When I get the ringtone of my phone hung up in my head, I usually hang up my phone over and over again to get rid of it. I don't get too hung up on trivial things like this. Hang. Hang. Hang. Hung. Hang.
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