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French singer Barbara Weldens reportedly collapses, dies on stage

Rising French singer Barbara Weldens reportedly collapsed and died in the middle of a concert. She was 35.

According to The Independent, Weldens was performing on stage at a church in the small south-west French village of Gourdon when she suffered cardiac arrest. Her performance was part of the Leo Ferre festival.

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Local media reports indicate Weldens was reportedly electrocuted but the BBC reports police are still investigating the cause of death.

Weldens was an up-and-coming singer and had won a young talent award after releasing her first album this year.

According to her website, Weldens grew up in the circus before deciding to become a singer.

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