Renowned entertainers who died on stage

Some entertainers get all the name and fame for their superb performances. There are some renowned entertainers who have succumbed to death while entertaining people. They have died on stage or while on air for a radio programme.

  1. Giuseppe Mango

Giuseppe Mango

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Mango was a famous Italian singer in the 1980’s who gave 23 albums some of which were in Spanish. He suffered a severe heart attack when he was performing in Policoro in Southern Italy. He had just begun singing his super hit song Oro when suddenly he collapsed after just uttering the words “excuse me”. He was later declared dead. He was 60 years old.

  1. Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba

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Makeba or Mama Africa was a South African singer who was known for her active role in the anti-apartheid movement. She died at the age of 76 while performing live in Italy. She had just performed at a concert in Castle Volturnoin support of writer Roberto Saviano before succumbing to death.

  1. Mike Scaccia

Mike Scaccia

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Mike Scaccia was a renowned guitarist for Ministry and Rigor Mortis. He died when he was just 47 years. He was performing at the Rail Club in Fort Worth in Texas on the occasion of the 50th birthday celebration of Bruce Corbitt who was Rigor Mortis singer. Mike suddenly suffered a severe heart attack while performing and collapsed on stage.

  1. Anthony Burger


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He was a gospel pianist from Cleveland and he died when he was only 43 years old. He was performing on a cruise with Bill Gaither when he suddenly collapsed. Though he had no major health issues he had complained of chest pain just before the performance. He winked at his wife before collapsing. He suffered a sudden major heart attack.

  1. Beat Farmers

Beat Farmers

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Beat farmers who were members of Country Dick Montana died at the age of 40 in the year 1995. He collapsed while performing near Vancouver in Canada. He was on a promotional tour for his new album Manifold. The cause of death was a severe heart attack.

  1. Alexander Woollcott

Alexander Woollcott

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He died while speaking during a radio broadcast. He was part of a discussion panel on the CBS radio programme “The People’s platform”. The topic of discussion was Is Germany curable? He complained of feeling a little unwell but continued with the discussion .He suddenly collapsed while on air.

These famous personalities died doing what they liked the most. That is performing in front of the people. They will always remain with us in the form of their great albums and creative works.

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