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Cirque Du Soleil Performer Revealed First Time Performing New, Difficult Stunt In Heartfelt Message Before His Death

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We continue to learn more about Yann Arnaud, the Cirque du Soleil performer who died this weekend after sustaining massive injuries in a fall during one of the show's VOLTA acts in Tampa, Florida on Saturday night.

Arnaud's Instagram has become a telling source of his passions, his love of life, and the love he had for his young family — but it's also the place where he recently hinted at a new, difficult stunt that he was adding to his act.

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As it turned out, this apparently was the stunt that led to the married father's death, too. So, so sad…

Two days, ago, Arnaud and a fellow aerialist both posted photos with captions on their Instagram accounts describing how "after a long road" they were prepared to "perform tonight a straps act" that had been difficult to learn.

Here's the post Arnaud put up just hours before the accident that would end up causing his death (below):

And, the one from his fellow aerialist which also describes the straps act preparation as "a long road" (below):

So chilling… and so sad.

Our thoughts continue to be with Arnaud, and his young family left behind (below):

Our hearts break.

Rest in peace, Yann.

[Image via Instagram.]

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