A New Zealand man who collapsed and died while preparing for
an audition for Australian TV talent show The X Factor was a
33-year-old from Wellington.
Reports say Edward Andrews had been rehearsing his song on
his own while waiting to audition before the show's producers
in Sydney when he fell ill.
He was treated by medical personnel at the scene, but died
later in St Vincent's Hospital.
His father, also Edward Andrews, told Fairfax his son had
been working as a forklift driver since moving to Sydney from
Wellington 10 years ago.
The former Wainuiomata College student had a partner and son.
His funeral will be held in Sydney on Wednesday.
None of the Seven Network show's celebrity judges were
present at the audition, which was being held to determine
which contestants would appear at filmed auditions later this