FREAK ACCIDENT

Actor Dies in Stage Hanging Gone Wrong

Italian actor Raphael Schumacher has been declared dead after he was strangled during an on-stage hanging scene gone awry. The thespian's family authorized doctors to harvest the 27-year-old's organs Friday after he'd been determined brain-dead and unable to recover. A member of the audience was reportedly among the first to notice that the rope around Schumacher's neck was too tight. Four people are now being investigated for manslaughter in the incident.