Veteran British stand-up comedian Ian Cognito reportedly died during one of his performances late Thursday in Bicester, England.
Cognito reportedly sat down on a stool while breathing heavily, before falling silent for five minutes during his show. The crowd believed it to be part of the act for a while, with several chuckling during the event, but soon realized that something had gone wrong.
The manager of the venue that Cognito was performing at says that he had stated before the show that he was not feeling well, but maintained that he wanted to finish the gig. Emergency officials pronounced him dead at the scene.
Cognito was 60 years old.