Japanese actor Shu Nakajima, 69, has died after falling off the stage during a live performance in Tokyo, media reported Friday.
According to police, the incident occurred during a performance on Thursday of “Other Desert Cities,” starring Shinobu Terajima and Nakajima, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater in Toshima Ward, Fuji TV reported. At around 8 p.m., an emergency call was placed from the theater, reporting that a man had fallen from the stage.
Police said Nakajima fell about one meter off the stage in front of a live audience and his head hit the theater floor. He was rushed to a hospital where he was confirmed dead.
According to the organizers, Thursday was the first public performance of the play. The actor was already halfway through the show when the accident occurred during a scene as he was attempting to stand up.© Japan Today