(Latin America Herald Times) RIO DE JANEIRO – A Brazilian actor almost hanged himself fatally while playing the part of Judas in an Easter Passion play and was taken to hospital in serious condition, online media said Saturday.

The accident occurred on Good Friday in the town of Itarare, 345 kilometers (214 miles) west of Sao Paulo, where the actor Thiago Klimeck was acting the role of Judas, who according to the Evangelists hanged himself after betraying Jesus.

Klimeck apparently made a mistake when he pulled the rope around his neck and the other actors failed to notice that he was unconscious and thought he was just acting, according to a report by security personnel cited on the G1 news portal.

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