A camera was rolling when Italian singer-songwriter Giuseppe “Pino” Mango, 60, collapsed onstage Sunday. He later died at a hospital of a heart attack, according to EuroNews.
Mango, a national star in the 1980s, had just started into his hit song, "Oro," when he paused briefly to wipe his brow. But he soon stopped playing the keyboard and halted the song altogether, saying "excuse me" to the crowd at Policoro in his native southern Italy, EuroNews reported. Attendants rushed to his side as he began to collapse, then carried him away.
Then tragedy doubled for the family when Mango's brother Giovanni, 75, reportedly died of a heart attack just a day later, according to the Local, citing Rai News.
Giuseppe Mango was married to singer Laura Valente; the couple had two children. He combined Mediterranean pop with world music and folk influences over the course of a 23-album career, EuroNews said.
Here's the footage of the singer's collapse (warning — video may be disturbing to some readers):