French singer Barbara Weldens may have been electrocuted.
French singer Barbara Weldens may have been electrocuted. YouTube

Singer dies on stage during concert

THERE are rumours an up-and-coming French singer may have been electrocuted after collapsing in the middle of a concert.

Barbara Weldens, 35, was singing on stage at a church in the picturesque village of Goudron, in the Lot region in southwest France when she reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest, according toThe Independent .

Police are investigating the cause of her death. However, a spokesman reportedly told L'Europe1 that they "will see in the next weeks if a re-evaluation" is necessary, and that they would assess the possible cause behind an electrical malfunction.

Police are investigating the cause of her death.
Police are investigating the cause of her death. YouTube

Weldens regularly performed with a pianist and acoustic guitarist and was in the middle of a tour. She had become a singer after growing up in the circus, according to her website. She was influenced by singer-songwriter Jacques Brel.

In 2016 she won first prize in the Jacques Brel Young Talent competition.

Her debut studio album Le Grand H de l'Homme was released earlier this year in February.

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