The lead singer of an up-and-coming Argentinian rock star died after being electrocuted onstage as he opened the group’s set to promote its first album.
Agustín Briolini, 21, guitarist and leader singer of the Krebs, received a massive electrical shock to the head as the band performed at the Theatre of the Sun in the central Argentinian city of Villa Carlos Paz. Briolini was apparently moving toward the microphone during the first song of their set when he was electrocuted.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident, but according to media reports said faulty wiring on a microphone caused the fatal electrical shock.
After being electrocuted, medical personnel rushed to try and revive Briolini, but after an hour with no success, he was transported to a local hospital where he was declared dead.
His fellow band members Diego Regali, 21, and guitarist Gustavo Escober, 22, said they couldn’t believe what happened on stage or that their friend was dead.