French singer dies ‘after being electrocuted on stage


A French folk singer died of a suspected electrocution while performing during a storm in a hilltop church.

Barbara Weldens, 35, was singing at the Festival Léo Ferré in a church in the village of Goudron in the southwest region of Lot, France, last night after apparently suffering heart failure.Emergency workers rushed to the scene but were unable to resuscitate her.

The cause of death is still unknown. But it is believed that she was electrocuted while singing, reports national newspaper Le Monde.

According to Le Depeche, Weldens, who grew up in a circus, had been performing barefoot and had a live recording device on stage.

Cops have launched an investigation into her death but have not elaborated on their line of enquiry.

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