Spanish pop singer Joana Sainz Garcia was killed by a pyrotechnics explosion during a concert in Las Berlanas, Spain, on Sunday (Sept. 1). She was 30.
Sainz Garcia was reportedly on stage performing with the Super Hollywood Orchestra when a stage pyrotechnic device suddenly exploded and knocked her unconscious, El Diario Montañés reports.
The tragic incident was caught in camera footage obtained by El Norte de Castilla. About 1,000 festival-goers were in attendance at the show.
Sainz Garcia was rushed to a nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead upon arrival, according a Facebook post by Super Hollywood Orchestra promoter Prones 1SL.
“[On behalf of] Prones 1SL agency, that represents the Super Hollywood Orchestra, and all our staff, musicians, assembly, and artists, in general, [we] express our most heartfelt condolences to the family, partner, and friends for the loss of our colleague Joana,” the company wrote.
“She always showed exemplary behavior, both personal and artistic, in addition to a great human quality. It’s going to be very difficult for all of us to overcome her absence,” Prones 1S added. “We will always remember you, Joana. R.I.P.”
Prones 1SL owner, Isidro López, told El Diario Montañés that Spanish law enforcement agency the Civil Guard was currently investigating a León-based company that supplied the pyrotechnics and a Catalan company where the cartridges were acquired.