Cirque du Soleil Performer Falls To Death During Show

Cirque du Soleil performer Yann Arnaud fell to his death during a show in Tampa, Florida, on March 18.

The 38-year-old acrobat suffered fatal injuries in his 20-foot fall during the VOLTA show, notes The Sun.

Hours before the performance, Arnaud posted on Instagram about the new performance with aerial artist Pawel Walczewski

After so much work and training and staging, our straps duo act is finally in the show tonight. It’s time to go for it.

 

Cirque du Soleil released a statement about his death:

While he was performing the aerial straps number, long-time aerialist, Yann Arnaud, fell onto the stage.

Emergency procedures were immediately activated and Yann was transported to the nearest hospital, where he later passed away from his injuries.

[He] was loved by all who had the chance to know him.

(Soures: The Sun, ÇapaMag Moments/Twitter)

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