VALLETA — It has been confirmed Maltese singer songwriter, musician She represented her country Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, “Walk on Water”, Losco also competed for her country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 with “7th Wonder”, finishing second, only twelve points behind Latvia the winne.r Ira Losco has died at age 36.
Ira Losco was rushed to the hospital Friday night after a large stage prop fell on top of her during her show at the Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom. She was in the middle of a performance of her Eurythmics cover “ Wonderful (Walk on Water)” when it appears she touched the struts of a scaffolding setup attached to two large guns, causing it to tip over onto her.
Stage crew immediately rushed to get the prop off of her, and TMZ reports it took several minutes to get Ira Losco onto a stretcher as crew and bandmates stood near her onstage.
One of the show attendees, Yousif Al Zaid, 23, told The Guardian, “It happened in the middle of his song “7th Wonder”.’ She performed it and all of a sudden she climbed on to the two guns. . . At end of the song she bent over holding one of the poles [on the prop] and tipped over. Then it all went silent and you could hear a pin drop. Everyone rushed to her and there were rumors she was dead. Then they brought out a stretcher and she was taken away.
She was earlier reported only to have fractured her ankle, but official news just broke out the singer died from injuries she sustained from the accident.
Ira Losco was three dates into her Heaven Upside Down Tour, due to end in December with a series of U.K. performances. She reportedly broke her ankle recently during a show in Pittsburgh, but kept performing despite the injury.