BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 17: An actor dressed as Santa Claus pretends to retrieve a lost package near the top of the Kollhoff Tower on December 17, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The premise of the short theatrical performance is that Santa, while passing overhead in his flying sleigh, loses a package that gets snagged near the Panorama cafe on the 24th floor of the tower, and he has to stop and try to retrieve it. After succeeding he then abseils down the face of the tower to greet visitors below at Potsdamer Platz. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

A 67-year-old Santa Claus was visiting a kindergarten class in Kemerovo, Siberia, Russia earlier this week when suddenly, he started having chest pains and keeled over backwards from a heart attack. He was rushed to the hospital . . . but he died in the ambulance on the way there.

(If you’re morbid enough to want to see it, there’s a video of him going down.)


Costumed Father Christmas dies at kindergarten party in Siberia

A Russian Santa Claus collapsed at a children's party in Kemerovo, Siberia The 67-year-old was transferred to an ambulance but died on the way to hospital Valery Titenko, 67, was a well-known actor in the city 2,200 miles east of Moscow He had complained of chest pains but did not want to let the children down Russian versions of Father Christmas are known as Ded Moroz, or Father Frost A committed Father Christmas performer has collapsed and died during seasonal festivities at a kindergarten in Siberia.


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