Stand-Up comedian Ian Cognito dies on stage during performance


British comedian Ian Cognito he died on the stage, only a few minutes after the stroke of a stroke.

Cognito was performing on Lone Wolf Comedy Club on Atic Bar v Bicester on Thursday night (local time), when he got sick and sat down in the middle of the show.

South Central Ambulance Service confirmed that the 60-year-old comedian died on the scene.

Event host Andrew Bird he said that Cognito was joking and laughing. A veteran comedian did not feel well before his set, but insisted on performing, Bird said BBC.

"He was like his old self, his voice was loud. I thought that he had such a good performance.

Member of the audience John Ostojak added: "Just 10 minutes before he sat, he was joking about the stroke.

"He said," Imagine that you had a drop and woke up in Welsh. "

"We came out feeling really sick, we just sat there for five minutes, watching him, laughing at him."

Cognito, whose real name was Paul Barbieri, since the mid-eighties. He won Time Out Award to stand up comedy in 1999.

Tributes are poured into Cognito on Twitter with comedians Jimmy Carr, Jack Whitehall, in Matt Lucas everyone remembers a man as a friendly and brilliant comic book.


Twitter / TheIanCognito


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