Ou Est Le Swimming Pool Frontman Commits Suicide
CHARLES HADDON, the frontman of acclaimed British band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, has committed suicide.
Dutch website Parool.nl reports the singer/songwriter took his own life after performing at Belgium's Pukkelpop festival on Friday (20Aug10).
He reportedly killed himself by climbing to the top of a satellite mast in a backstage parking area and jumping off.
The tragedy has been confirmed by festival organisers, who staged a press conference late on Friday (20Aug10).
It's the second tragedy of the event - The Call's Michael Been suffered a heart attack backstage at Pukkelpop and died on Thursday (19Aug10).
Haddon was in the middle of a European festival tour with his London-based trio.