British pop singer jumps from satellite mast, dies

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British pop singer jumps from satellite mast, dies

The 22-year-old singer was said to be “very down” after Friday’s show at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium, which attracted 180,000 people this weekend, reported Daily Mail.

Haddon’s fatal fall took place hours after a member of his band “Ou Est Le Swimming Pool” dived into the crowd, injuring a young woman. There were chaotic scenes as she was rushed to hospital. The up-and-coming group, who have performed at Glastonbury and been aired on Radio 1, finished and left the stage. Hours later Haddon fell to his death.
“Medics arrived to look after the girl. She seemed to be in bad way. A few hours later Haddon was seen climbing the 60ft mast in a car park backstage. Then he jumped. It’s pretty clear he’d have died instantly,” said a crowd member.

The police said the body was found slumped on the ground. “We are treating the death as suicide,” said district attorney Marc Rubens.

Festival organisers appeared to rule out an accident and on their website stated that Haddon had taken his own life.

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