Jean Paul Bonett died this afternoon after suffering an electric shock in a carnival warehouse in Marsa. The accident happened in Xatt il-Mollijiet while Bonett was working on a float for this weekend’s summer carnival celebrations in St Paul’s Bay, Birżebbuġa and Marsaskala.
Jean Paul Bonett known as Chippy, was a Carnival enthusiast and spent most of his time working on his carnival float. Many expressed their sadness at his death, saying he was a hardworking man of few words.
Summer carnival cancelled
The summer carnival celebrations over the weekend have been cancelled as a sign of respect, the Culture Ministry Dr Owen Bonnici and Festivals Malta Director, Ms Isabelle Gatt said in a statement.
The government entities expressed their condolences to Bonett’s family and friends. “Jean Paul Bonett was one of the best artists in the carnival sector and for a long time the leader of one of the main companies,” the statement read.
All carnival activities planned for the weekend have been cancelled and more information will be released at a later date.