April 24th, 2012
04:27 AM ET

Brazilian actor dies after accidental hanging in 'The Passion of the Christ' play

A Brazilian actor died after accidentally hanging himself during the play "The Passion of the Christ," a local hospital said.

Tiago Klimeck, 27, was one of the actors from a local theater company taking part in an independent production of the play April 6 in the city of Itarare.

Klimeck died Sunday after spending more than two weeks in a medically induced coma due to extensive brain injuries from a prolonged lack of oxygen after accidentally hanging himself, according to the Hospital Santa Casa de Misericordia, in the neighboring city of Itapeva.

Photos taken by a local photographer show the final moments of the play as Klimeck, in the role of Judas Iscariot, hangs himself as described in the Bible in the book of Matthew.

Klimeck wore a harness under his robe during the play, according to CNN affiliate TV Record.

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  1. Philip

    I wasn't talking about replicating Jesus. I was refering to how people wear the home teams pendant when Jesus was obviously on the away team.

    April 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. chrissy

    My sherlock holmes tells me its a regular who doesnt get trolled! That leaves mary and i out of that equation!

    April 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. chrissy

    lmao, philip if you want propriatary rights to that nasty word *hag* than i want the same for my word *sheesh* ok? And answer to your question would be no, im not into jewelry nor most material objects! Now books, those are a different story! :)

    April 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. mickey1313

    I have only one non pc comment, HAHAHAHAHA, and wawa. Now if all thiests would follow suit and having themselves

    April 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Philip

    Actually, if you research it you will find people were wearing crosses long before Jesus walked the earth...and people were building religious buildings with steeples that had crosses on them 1,500 years before Jesus died. No mention is made in the bible of any of Jesus' early followers wearing crosses or having secret little "fish" symbols. It was long after the apostles all died off that it became popular for people calling themselves Christians to wear crosses or build churches with steeples. Compare, say, the temple in Salt lake City with ones from ancient Babylon, for example.

    April 24, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Philip

    Sheesh? I've been using that word for half a century. :)

    April 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. raven

    Well, I want a patent on the word "The". I use it in almost everything I say or write.

    April 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. banasy©

    I don't see how somebody wearing a cross, whether or not they attend a church, is anything but a personal choice.
    I don't see any harm of someone wearing a cross, but then, I'm pretty openuminded.

    April 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      S/B 'open-minded'

      April 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. raven

    And I gotta say: whats wrong with coming here if you ARE bored? Is there something more pressing YOU should be doing? If so, go do it. What is so urgent about this blog that keeps YOU here? Boredom crosses gender or YOU wouldn't be here, either.

    April 24, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. chrissy

    What i see is one lonely (because he chooses to be) knitpicking every damn thing to death and belittling everyone he comes in contact with! Philip YOU can wear anything you wish around your neck, including a noose! I could care less!

    April 24, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. chrissy

    What i see is one lonely (because he chooses to be) knitpicking every damn thing to death and belittling everyone he comes in contact with! Philip YOU can wear anything you wish around your neck, including a noose! I could care less! And yep *hag* is you!

    April 24, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. chrissy

    Sorry bout the dbl post didnt think the first one went thru before i added the last sentence. And raven, dont you call someone two faced when they trash talk someone for doing the very same thing they, themselves do?

    April 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. raven

    Yes.that, and hypocrite.

    April 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. chrissy

    lol guess both those shoes fit!

    April 24, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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