British singer Charles Haddon apparently commits suicide at rock festival
Image Credit: Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage.comCharles Haddon, frontman of the British elecro-pop band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, apparently killed himself on Friday at Belgium’s Pukkelpop Festival by leaping from a telecommunications mast, according to the Associated Press. The singer was 22. District attorney Marc Rubens said the police are treating Haddon’s death as a suicide.
A message has been posted on the Pukkelpop official blog which confirms that, “After performing with his band ‘Ou est le swimming pool’, singer Charles Haddon decided to take his own life. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.”
According to the NME, earlier today La Roux singer Elly Jackson dedicated the band’s set at Britain’s V Festival to Haddon. Ou Est Le Swimming Pool played shows with La Roux last year.
Haddon’s death is the second apparent suicide at a rock show this week. During the Swell Season’s concert in Saratoga on Thursday, a man died when he jumped from a roof and fell approximately three stories to the stage.
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