AN action movie stuntman has tragically died after suffering a heart attack while hanging from a noose during a Halloween party trick.
Kassym Zhumaguzhin lost his life while performing at the TSB nightclub in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Halloween last Wednesday.
The 34-year-old, known in the film industry as Kasim Jumagujin, had worked on the Expendables 2 film alongside Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li in 2012.
He is also said to have featured in around 25 films, including ’47 Ronin’ alongside Keanu Reeves, as well as the Marco Polo TV series.
At the time of his death, he was dressed in a mummy costume, which included a specially made vest for his stunt.
Mobile phone footage shot by revellers at the Halloween bash shows the stuntman placing the noose around his neck as he gets ready for his trick.
Zhumaguzhin’s costume included a white suit and mask, and the act involved him being dangled ten feel from the ground by his neck.
In shocking footage from the nightclub, he is seen hanging from the ceiling above the dancefloor as revellers gathered underneath.
Just moments later, his body goes limp and he is seen hanging lifeless.
Later footage shows the stuntman being pulled down and freed from the noose, as he is dragged away from the packed dancefloor unconscious by club staff.
According to reports in local media, he was taken out into the street for fresh air while staff at the nightclub waited for an ambulance to arrive.
It was reported that paramedics were quick to arrive at the scene and repeated attempts were made to try to resuscitate him.
However, he was pronounced dead a short time later.
A post-mortem examination confirmed the stuntman died of a heart attack.
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Event spokeswoman Evgeniya Lee confirmed that the stunt lasted around 15 minutes.
She added: “Zhumaguzhyn was wearing special equipment used for such stunts.
“He was under constant observation from his colleagues.
“During the stunt he showed that he was okay.
“But when his colleagues got him down they realised that he was unconscious.”
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