A New Zealander has reportedly collapsed and died while
preparing for an audition for Australian talent show the X
The 33-year-old man was rehearsing his song alone in a quiet
alcove when he collapsed on Friday afternoon, the Sunday
He died at nearby St Vincent's Hospital a short time later
from a suspected heart issue.
Witnesses told police the man "didn't look very well" in the
moments before he fell to the ground, the newspaper reported.
Police confirmed the man was a New Zealand national and had
been formally identified by a relative living in Sydney.
A spokesman for FreemantleMedia, the production company
behind the X Factor, described the incident as tragic.
"He collapsed late yesterday (Friday) and was treated by
medics on site before being transferred by ambulance to St