The moment he collapsed on the stage, members of the audience continued to laugh thinking that it was part of the comedy show.
The prestigious Spanish magician Arsenio Puro, who was a semifinalist in the Spanish version of the ‘Got Talent ‘, passed away last Saturday night after suffering a heart attack on stage, in the Houdini room in Madrid, where he worked for 25 years.
The moment he collapsed on the stage, members of the audience continued to laugh thinking that it was part of the comic function. “He fell round to the ground. It’s such a funny show that, in the first moments, people laughed thinking it was just another joke,” the magician Jaque, a close friend of Puro’s, with whom he shared The tables.
However, seeing that the situation was serious, two policemen, who were in the theater as spectators, they approached the motionless body of the illusionist, who still had a pulse and was breathing, to perform basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuvers.
Moments later, they came the emergency medical services and continued with the tasks. Later, he was transferred to a nearby hospital in critical condition, where he finally died.
“Everyone was very fond of him, he was a self-made artist based on thousands of performances in the Houdini room every week for the last 18 years. And he filled them, it couldn’t be bad,” said Jaque.
Puro became known throughout Spain when in 1960 participated in ‘Got Talent’, where he caught the attention of the jury, receiving praise for his performance.