Mandela's ex-bodyguard tasered to death

2013-09-06 12:52
Miami - A bodyguard to the stars known as the “Dutch Giant” was killed by US police on Monday night under bizarre circumstances.

According to an article by Mail Online Norman Oosterbroek, 43, died after being tasered in his neighbour’s house.

Oosterbroek was allegedly found stark naked on Markus and Christiane Jung’s property in Miami.

“When police arrived they found Oosterbroek allegedly pounding a neighbour with one hand while gobbling suspected drugs with the other,” the Miami Herald reported.

According to the report, officers said they saw Oosterbroek ingest an unknown substance during the fight before he violently resisted arrest.

They tasered him in the chest and he collapsed at the scene. He was pronounced dead a short time later at Baptist Hospital.

Oosterbroek was a bodyguard to stars like Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Rihanna, but began his career in South Africa as a bodyguard to Nelson Mandela.

He later formed his own international security firm, RAD, which is based in the Netherlands.

Despite his success, he suffered from drug problems, authorities said, and had been in and out of rehab over the years.

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