60-year old comic Ian Cognito died on stage during his stand up show in front of hundreds of fans who all thought it was apart of his act. According to reports, Cognito sat down on a stool while breathing heavily, before falling silent for five minutes, and the crowd at the The Attic bar in Bicester thought it was a joke, so they continued to laugh.
South Central Ambulance Service arrived shortly after and the veteran comedian was pronounced dead on the scene. Sources say that Cognito had not been feeling well before the gig started, but insisted on going on stage anyway. Fans of the late comic took to social to express their condolences.
Rest in peace, legend.