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.
Veteran stand-up comedian Ian Cognito died on stage – literally. The audience thought it was part of the job. He died with shoes. It is a commitment to comedy. I will never forget his kindness when I started and how fucking funny he was.
– Jimmy Carr (@jimmycarr) April 12, 2019
In shock to the news of the sudden passage of Ian Cognit. I was always friendly to me when I started, brilliant and provocative and completely original stage. What a loss.
– Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) April 12, 2019
Ian Cognito died. Gigged with him, when I first started and was always so fun, he had his own mythology in the circle of his exploit, where he was legendary. It's a real accident. I hope he found somewhere to hang his coat in heaven.
– Jack Whitehall (@Jackwhitehall) April 12, 2019
Twitter / TheIanCognito