Britain’s Got Talent’s Antonio ‘Popeye’ Francis dead at 54
Britain’s Got Talent fame Antonio ‘Popeye’ Francis sadly passed away at 54. The charismatic entertainer died on Saturday after suffering a stroke.
Antonio Francis Endured Several Health Issues
Antonio Francis appeared in BGT in 2011 and astonished the judges and the audience with his unique routine of popping the eyes to the music beat. The talent show star was able to pave his way up to the semi-finals of the ITV program.
Reportedly, he had faced several health issues after the show, and before his death, he had suffered memory loss, high BP, heart failure and other organ issues. Antonio’s son, Dan Francis, who has also appeared in BGT, shared that a family friend found him unconscious in his room on the floor a week ago.
His son further added,
What’s crazy is he was there for at least six days so he’d survived for at least six days before we got him into the hospital and for the first two days he was breathing by himself. This morning we woke up, and I saw him take his last breath and then he stopped breathing.
Antonio‘s family buried him in Barbados as per his wishes. His family is now raising money. A fundraising page hit £1,500 to the target of £5,000 on Monday, just a day after it was launched.
Rest in Peace, Antonio!