Joana Sainz Biography
Joana Sainz was a Spanish pop singer and dancer who died on September 1, 2019 while performing with Spain’s Super Hollywood Orchestra when she was hit by a pyrotechnic device and exploded into her stomach leaving her fatally injured.
Joana Sainz Garcia Super Hollywood Orchestra
Sainz was the principal dancer and chief choreographer of Spain’s Super Hollywood Orchestra. On Sunday the group was performing in the small town of Las Berlanas about 80 miles northwest of Madrid when a pyrotechnic fired shards of its metal casing into her stomach.
Super Hollywood Orchestra
The group promoter Isidoro López told the local news agency Avila Red that the incidence can’t be explained as they had been doing the same act for five years.
“Nobody can explain it. We have been doing the same [act] for five years.”
He added that the fireworks are like sparklers and supposed to last 15 to 20 seconds to “give a little show.’’ He said that maybe the manufacturer may have accidentally filled one of the sparklers with the wrong material, causing the device’s metal casing to explode..
Joana Sainz Death
Sainz was rushed to the hospital where she died of the injuries. Prior to being taken to the hospital a doctor and four nurses who were in the audience ran to try to help her. The 112 emergency service confirmed the incident happened at 1.49am and the ambulance arrived about 25 minutes later. The medical service attended to the singer at the scene before she was transferred to the Avila hospital in an unconscious state.
The town of Las Berlanas posted a tribute to Sainz on its Facebook page; “We want to pay our condolences to the family of Joana . . . of the Super Hollywood group who yesterday passed away, as well as to her group members. R.I.P Johana Sainz. You are in our memory.”
Prines 1SL said in a statement on Facebook : “The whole Prones family, partners, artists, friends, collaborators are very sad and dismayed by the loss of our companion and friend Joana Sainz, dancer and choreographer of the Super Hollywood Orchestra. We sincerely appreciate all the love we are receiving in these hard moments.”