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Brazil actor playing Judas dies from accidental hanging
BBC News ^ | April 23, 2012

Posted on 04/23/2012 10:57:02 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A Brazilian actor has died after accidentally hanging himself while playing Judas in an Easter Passion play.

Tiago Klimeck, 27, was enacting the suicide of Judas during the performance on Good Friday in the city of Itarare.

The actor was hanging for four minutes before fellow performers realised something was wrong.

Klimeck was taken to hospital suffering from cerebral hypoxia but died on Sunday.

The Passion play was being performed in Itarare, 345km (214 miles) west of Sao Paulo.

Klimeck was re-enacting the scene in which Judas commits suicide in repentance for his betrayal of Jesus Christ.

Police are investigating the apparatus that was meant to support Klimeck. It appears the knot may have been erroneously tied.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: easter; judas; passionplay; rip; thepassion; tiagoklimeck

1 posted on 04/23/2012 10:57:07 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It appears the knot may have been erroneously tied.

Ya think?

2 posted on 04/23/2012 10:58:32 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now THAT’S how you do method acting!!!!


3 posted on 04/23/2012 11:03:30 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like a real Phillip Seymour Hoffman moment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqlSQ5stdcM


4 posted on 04/23/2012 11:04:42 AM PDT by Argus
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To: MeganC

But what was his motivation?


5 posted on 04/23/2012 11:05:43 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tiago obviously studied under Dick Shawn.


6 posted on 04/23/2012 11:06:43 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Heard in the audience, “he’ll get an Antonio Award for thees, he reaaaaallllly looks dead.”


7 posted on 04/23/2012 11:07:45 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: dblshot
But what was his motivation?

Well, in the end, it was gravity...

8 posted on 04/23/2012 11:07:51 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: MeganC

Yeah, but what does he do for an encore?


9 posted on 04/23/2012 11:08:01 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

I wonder what the understudy must be thinking.


10 posted on 04/23/2012 11:08:34 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
I wonder what the understudy must be thinking.

"Does the rabbit go around or in front of the tree after it comes out of the hole?"

11 posted on 04/23/2012 11:10:37 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

We’ll have to wait three days...

Darn... Wrong character. I still like the play though.


12 posted on 04/23/2012 11:16:27 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ugh, poor guy. RIP.


13 posted on 04/23/2012 11:18:16 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Dead Corpse

Too predictable. I totally saw the ending coming.


14 posted on 04/23/2012 11:21:41 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hmmm....

Think I’ll check the i’net for the real story...


15 posted on 04/23/2012 11:35:57 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yeah, but the character development is outstanding...


16 posted on 04/23/2012 11:42:48 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hearhe got his acting start by hanging around the set.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 11:52:51 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He thought he had scored a great job when he got paid 30 pieces of silver instead of a handful of Brazilian reals like the other actors.
18 posted on 04/23/2012 11:58:04 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The guy playing Christ might want to keep an eye on the Roman with the spear.


19 posted on 04/23/2012 11:59:25 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Dead Corpse

Meh. So why was he gone after just one performance?


20 posted on 04/23/2012 12:44:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: windcliff

“Who wants to die for art?!”


21 posted on 04/23/2012 12:47:08 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What was he paid to do that???


22 posted on 04/23/2012 12:57:56 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: wetgundog

I guess now in addition to “Snuff Films”, Brazil produces, “Snuff Plays.”


23 posted on 04/23/2012 1:01:42 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Waiting for the right time to stage a come back Tour...

What'd be hilarious is if they staged the Ragnarok tour for the same year...

24 posted on 04/23/2012 1:11:21 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse

I’m sure that Loki and Judas would have a lot to talk about.


25 posted on 04/23/2012 1:33:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Judas: Yeah... I just used hemp. It was cheaper than the silk stuff. What kind is it that you have?

Loki: Intestines... Long story...

26 posted on 04/23/2012 1:47:52 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse

*applause*


27 posted on 04/23/2012 2:31:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: stylecouncilor

LOL


28 posted on 04/23/2012 2:39:37 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Tragic. His death came in trying to glorify Jesus.

There are two places called "Itarare" (Ee-tar-rar-ray). One is the location above, the other is in Santos near Praia Grande in the state of Sao Paulo. In February during Carnaval the clouds/mists roll over the mountains right into the ocean. It looks like a magical wonderland. It's beauty is hard to describe. I have better photos than this I could share. Maybe some day.

At the top of Ilha Porchat below is a brewery at a place called "TerracoChopp"

Fun place to go after you've crossed through the favelas and over the mountain to the hidden surfing beach at Itaquitanduva.

Paraiso...Graca a Deus...


29 posted on 04/23/2012 6:27:11 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Caipirabob
Here is a far more amazing video of the area I am talking about and the miracle of it's beauty. You can even see the hidden surfing beach at 3:00 in. On the other side of the mountain was a favela we actually have to pass through to get there. We had a drink in the bar. They had a fridge which was really great for that part of the area.

Ilha Porchat is visible at 4:15 in. Terraco Chopp is on top.

7:00 in you see an endless beach. God must have been in a really, really good mood when he created that place.

30 posted on 04/23/2012 6:36:13 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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