Lady Gaga's bodyguard killed in police taser attack

9 September 2013 / 3 years 1 month ago

Bodyguard to celebrities, Mr Norman Oosterbroek, 43, died when he was tasered by the police when he allegedly broke into a Miami mansion.

He collapsed at the scene and died soon after at a hospital, reports The New Paper.

The owners of the mansion, Mr and Mrs Markus and Christiane Jung, had reported the intruder after Mrs Jung heard a noise outside and found Mr Oosterbroek on their property.

The police arrived and found the bodyguard fighting with Mr Jung.

Reports said they saw him ingest an unknown substance during the fight before he violently resisted arrest. He appeared to have been returning home when he wrongly ended up outside the Jung mansion.

“He was highly violent, uncontrollable and obviously wasn’t stable,” said Ms Nancy Perez, spokesman for Miami-Dade police, which is investigating the incident.

It said the father of two had been in and out of rehab for years.

He and his family were renting a US$500,000 (S$639,000) home next to the Jungs.

Toxicology results are not out yet, but the police said his elevated body temperature was consistent with someone under the influence of cocaine.

Standing at 1.98m and weighing 127kg, Mr Norman Oosterbroek was nicknamed the Dutch Giant and was a bodyguard to celebrities such as singers Lady Gaga, Jay Z and Beyonce, and former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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