Ou Est Le Swimming Pool frontman has committed suicide

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Some very distressing news has emerged today out of the UK where the NME reports that the frontman for one of this year’s most buzzed about acts, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, has committed suicide.

According to a news piece on MOG, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool had just played the massive Pukkle Pop festival when the band’s singer Charles Haddon took his own life backstage by jumping from “a mast” in the parking area. He was just 22.

As well as gathering a tidal wave of buzz over the last 12 months for their sprightly synth-pop, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool were a month away from touring Australia for the first time as one of the bands to watch at this year’s Parklife festival. ITM will of course endeavour to keep fans updated with any forthcoming statements from Parklife organisers, Fuzzy, but for now we can only feel very sombre at this unfortunate news.

UPDATE: Ou Est Le Swimming Pool’s statement on the death of their singer

We are all so deeply saddened to confirm that our friend Charlie Haddon passed away yesterday, Friday 20th August. The singer had just performed with his band, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium. He was 22 years old.

Charles Alexander Haddon R.I.P.

Ou Est Le Swimming Pool – Dance The Way I Feel (Blue Eyed Remix)

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campbellt

campbellt said on the 21st Aug, 2010

Does that mean they'll be pulled out on the 'Parklife 2010' tour?

GrEnNo

GrEnNo said on the 21st Aug, 2010

im pretty sure they will mate. abit of a no brainer!!!

jamco17

jamco17 said on the 21st Aug, 2010

please say this isnt true... :(

johnbiggs

johnbiggs said on the 21st Aug, 2010

haha dude the price of fame

BMoney

BMoney said on the 21st Aug, 2010

@campbellt - WTF dude. W.T.F. A guy's life has tragically ended and you're concerned about the band not playing Parklife??

scotty1time

scotty1time said on the 21st Aug, 2010

note dont try to fly on ACID

scotty1time

scotty1time said on the 21st Aug, 2010

note dont try to fly on ACID

MORGON

MORGON said on the 21st Aug, 2010

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Parklife-Suicide/146243862064144#!/pages/Parklife-Suicide/146243862064144?ref=ts

LOKIAU

LOKIAU said on the 21st Aug, 2010

I heard this on the radio this morning so sad!

krewsin

krewsin said on the 21st Aug, 2010

JUMP! i'll just die the way i feel. STOP BREATHIN'! imagine none of this is real....


too soon?

johnbiggs

johnbiggs said on the 22nd Aug, 2010

not too soon just not funny. i mean listen to the lyrics the whole thing was a cry for help

gotamangina

gotamangina said on the 22nd Aug, 2010

@ Johnbiggs - you're right... the lyrics to that song are almost prophetic.

Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh said on the 22nd Aug, 2010

Ou Est Le Swimming Pool?
Not down there son.

SlicyDicer

SlicyDicer said on the 22nd Aug, 2010

To be a good artist you have to be deeply troubled. Sad news :(

norteangel

norteangel said on the 23rd Aug, 2010

any suicide is such a shame but to be honest it sounds a little weird. Who plays a huge gig and doesn't come off stage on a high from the adrenalin rush of playing to such a crowd?? I think if they delve a little deeper it will be revealed he was on something. I just hope that the media don't run with it if that turns out to be the case........but they will. Any death so young is very very sad.

norteangel

norteangel said on the 23rd Aug, 2010

any suicide is such a shame but to be honest it sounds a little weird. Who plays a huge gig and doesn't come off stage on a high from the adrenalin rush of playing to such a crowd?? I think if they delve a little deeper it will be revealed he was on something. I just hope that the media don't run with it if that turns out to be the case........but they will. Any death so young is very very sad.

Sunrize

Sunrize said on the 24th Aug, 2010

RIP, I heard it on the radio the other day, so Sad :( What a bright future he had ahead of him

misslea

misslea said on the 24th Aug, 2010

Supposedly he'd injured a fan at the gig hours earlier with a dodgey stage dive. (think the victim had some vertabrae broken, but no major damage) He was so distressed that he took his own life
Read More: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/pop-singer-charles-haddon-suicide-investigated/story-e6frfn10-1225909319801

misslea

misslea said on the 24th Aug, 2010

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/pop-singer-charles-haddon-suicide-investigated/story-e6frfn10-1225909319801

audioRiot

audioRiot said on the 24th Aug, 2010

heaps sad, listening to dance the way i feel now

noelw14

noelw14 said on the 31st Aug, 2010

ou est le lead singer....

oodles69

oodles69 said on the 18th Sep, 2010

as i'm reading about this dance the way i feel video clip just came on the telly (trippy),
sad to hear i just started getting into their music. hope the album comes out soon
r.i.p. charlie haddon