Irma Bule suffered a tragic fate after one of her regular performance tricks went terribly wrong during an April 4 concert. The Indonesian pop star was singing with a massive king cobra snake on stage when the reptile brutally bit her, eventually leaving her dead. So sad.
This is so incredibly tragic. Daredevil performer Irma Bule was just 29 years old when she died from a snake bite on April 4, and the entire audience at her concert watched the events unfold. Learn the horrifying details here.
Irma always brings reptiles on stage during her shows, and that was no different during her April 4 performance in Karawang, West Java. But things went terribly wrong when the 29-year-old stepped on a king cobra’s tail, and he retaliated by biting her in the thigh!
The snaked had been de-fanged, but that couldn’t stop it from injecting her with its poisonous venom. Being the ever-dedicated singer she was, Irma actually kept on singing and putting on a show for 45 more minutes, but when she began having seizures right, it was clear something was not right.
The Indonesian superstar was declare dead in the hospital later on, and reportedly refused any antidotes after being bitten. Irma usually uses a python during her set with its mouth duct-taped shut, but show organizers gave her a cobra this time, according to her distraught mother.
“My daughter might not have known that the snake that was given to her for the show was a dangerous cobra,” her mom told an Indonesian news outlet. “She was told she could wear it, even though its mouth was not closed with duct tape.”
Backstage after the show, friends say Irma seemed fine and was even joking about the situation…until she passed out in the middle of their conversation. Irma had been using reptiles in her performances for three years and likely understood the risk, but this is definitely a horrifying story.
Sadly, the singer leaves behind three kids, eight-year-old, Flowers, six-year-old, Rose, and four-year-old, Kiran, along with her husband.
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