Fans thought stand-up's death 'part of act'
Veteran comic Ian Cognito is pronounced dead after sitting down and falling silent mid-performance.
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Ian Cognito: Stand-up comedian dies on-stage in Bicester
Comedian tells a joke about dying onstage. A little later, he dies onstage. The crowd laughs, thinking it's part of the act.
UK: Comedian Ian Cognito died on stage but people watched and laughed, thinking it was a joke.
RIP Ian Cognito. Died on stage. Loved his bitter routines at the Chuckle Club at London School of Economics' Three Tuns Bar.