Heartbreak as 58-year-old drummer dies suddenly after suffering heart attack while performing show in France

Heartbreak as 58-year-old drummer dies suddenly after suffering heart attack while performing show in France

Heartbreak as 58-year-old drummer dies suddenly after suffering heart attack while performing show in France. Image: Smashing Burritos/Facebook

FRENCH band Smashing Burritos reported that their 58-year-old drummer Eric died suddenly while playing at a show at the Café de la Terrasse, in Marseillette, in Aude (France).

The band took to social media to share the heartbreaking news that drummer Eric had died after suddenly collapsing on his drum kit during the middle of the second set.

According to 20minutes.fr, the 58-year-old died after suffering a heart attack.

Several people tried to revive the musician with CPR until the ambulance arrived.

However, he died at the scene.

The incident happened late on Friday, November 4, however, tributes continue to be shared on Sunday, November 6 as the news of Eric’s shocking and unexpected death spreads.

The Smashing Burritos wrote on Facebook: “Sad night last night in Marseillette, in the middle of the second set, after a great solo, Eric collapsed on his drum kit….. neither the people present nor the firemen nor the paramedics were able to revive him, RIP my friend.

“We already miss you a lot. You must be jamming with Jerry Garcia and Duane Alman already. So long bro.”

Tributes flooded social media following the drummer’s sudden death.

“Have a nice trip to the stars Eric. .. ✨✨✨ And sincere condolences to the band and their music and the family 🙏🎶🙏” one person wrote on Facebook.

Another said: “Sincere condolences to his family and friends.”

While one person wrote: “I am in shock ! I can’t believe it. Yesterday morning we were together again. He came to say goodbye to me before I went back to Paris 🥺😢 RIP Eric… Thoughts to all of you.”

The news of Eric’s death comes after Haitian singer Michael Benjamin (41) died suddenly of a suspected cardiac arrest after collapsing onstage in France’s capital of Paris.

Benjamin died of cardiac arrest immediately after his performance at the Carimi concert at the Accor Arena, Paris at around 12.10 am on Sunday, October 16.

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Written by

Matthew Roscoe

Originally from the UK, Matthew is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at editorial@euroweeklynews.com.


    • Roger Sandridge

      07 November 2022 • 11:46


      • Lesley Shurlock

        13 November 2022 • 14:37

        Yup. Sure to be. This is too sad. What have they done to us?

    • CCW60

      07 November 2022 • 20:32

      It’s no secret why we continue reading of all these “died suddenly” cardiac deaths but the governments and WHO authorities still refuse to acknowledge their crimes against humanity with the forced jab mandates! SHAME ON ALL OF THEM!

      • Lesley Shurlock

        13 November 2022 • 14:44

        It is heinous. They are more than complicit. They forced people to have them, the coercion was so great, people could not work and pay their bills if they didn’t have them. They did it so they could keep a home for the children. Now more and more good people are dying suddenly. Others are having horrible blood related injuries. Funeral Directors are finding horrible things in the Deceased’s blood vessels. Those people involved with making and giving those injections knew, it was deliberate, they are murderers. We must lock them up.

    • Zana

      08 November 2022 • 04:50

      So many people dying suddenly…anyone seen “Died Suddenly” btw?

    • DBath

      08 November 2022 • 12:03

      Glad I never put any of that sh*t in my veins – and I NEVER will.

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