Brazilian actor Tiago Klimeck accidentally hung himself while acting out Judas’ suicide during an Easter Passion Play on Good Friday. The actor, who has been in a coma since the accident, passed away on Sunday.
The BBC reports that the actor was hanging for close to four minutes before the other actors in the play realized that something was wrong. The actor was taken to the hospital suffering from cerebral hypoxia. The 27-year-old actor passed away on Sunday.
Police are currently investigating the incident. An autopsy is scheduled for later today.
According to the BBC, a knot meant to support the actor during the suicide scene may have been tied incorrectly. It is unclear if any charges will be filed in the incident.
World News reports that Klimeck was re-enacting the scene in “The Passion Of The Christ” when Judas commits suicide after betraying Jesus Christ. The play was being performed in the city of Itarare, about 200 miles west of San Paolo, on Good Friday.