A French singer died suddenly while performing a concert in what is being investigated as a possible electrocution.
Barbara Weldens was singing on stage in Goudron, France, when she suddenly collapsed Wednesday night
She was performing as part of the Leo Ferre Festival, according to her website.
Paramedics rushed to the rising star’s side, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. She was 35.
Her cause of death was not immediately known, but local reports said she may have gone into cardiac arrest or was electrocuted by equipment as she was performing barefoot.
Ivestigators plan to determine whether there was an electrical malfunction, according to L’Europe 1.
She was a poet and had developed an affinity for music at a young age.
“Secretly she began to write and sing,” her bio said.
Weldens released her debut album in 2016 and was booked for several dates across Europe in the coming weeks.
Weldens had previously a young talent award, the Pic d’Ore prize, in 2016.
“She was a radiant woman, full of energy and talented, and of course we think of all her family and her loved one,” the organizers of the prize said in a statement.