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|29th December 2008, 15:32||#1|
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Actor slits his own throat as knife switch turns fiction into reality
An actor slit his throat on stage when the prop knife for his suicide scene turned out to be a real one.
Daniel Hoevels, 30, slumped over with blood pouring from his neck while the audience broke into applause at the "special effect". Police are investigating whether the knife was a mistake or a murder plot. They are questioning the rest of the cast, and backstage hands with access to props; they will also carry out DNA tests.
Things went wrong at Vienna's Burgtheater as Hoevels' character went to "kill himself" in the final scene of Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart, about Mary Queen of Scots, on Saturday night
|30th December 2008, 08:09||#4|
Sounds very familiar, but had thought the previous time the person actually died... And it was from a stabbing because it was a retractable knife switched for a real one.
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