Cirque du Soliel per­former killed dur­ing Volta per­for­mance in Tampa

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Cirque du Soleil per­former Yann Arnaud from Paris was per­form­ing a high aerial show when he fell on to the stage while per­form­ing in front of a live au­di­ence in Tampa Florida this past Satur­day night.

This is not the first time a Cirque du Soleil em­ployee has died dur­ing a show. Sarah Gu­yard-Guil­lot died after fall­ing more than 25 me­tres dur­ing a per­for­mance of Cirque de Soleil’s Ka at the MGM Grand in Las Ve­gas 2013.

“The en­tire Cirque du Soleil fam­ily is in shock and dev­as­tated by this tragedy. Yann had been with us for over 15 years and was loved by all who had the chance to know him,” Daniel La­marre, Pres­i­dent and CEO of Cirque du Soleil En­ter­tain­ment Group, said in the state­ment. “Over the com­ing days and weeks, our fo­cus will be on sup­port­ing Yann’s fam­ily and our em­ploy­ees, es­pe­cially the Volta team, as we go through these dif­fi­cult times to­gether.”

Cirque du Soliel has can­celled the other live shows in Tampa and are in­ves­ti­gat­ing with lo­cal au­thor­i­ties on what had gone wrong.

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