BY SHAMAN MOMOH
Raphael Schumacher, a 27-year old Italian actor has been declared clinically dead by doctors after he was choked in a stage hanging scene mishap on January 20, 2016.
According to CNN, Schumacher was performing in an experimental theater production in the courtyard of Pisa‘s Teatro Lux when a female spectator noticed that the rope around his neck was too tight.
She immediately ran to the actor whose head was covered after seeing him tremble. Schumacher was then lowered to the ground and taken to the hospital.
Italian reports say that four people are being investigated for manslaughter based on their roles in the actor’s death. Police say that proper safety measures might not have been put in place in the build up to the tragedy.
However, the theatre company claims that the original monologue included a fake gunshot but he eventually decided for the hanging without informing them.
The actor’s family has given doctors the green light to donate his organs, a procedure which has already been commenced.