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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.

Related: Nick Gordon Blames Bobby Brown For Bobbi Kristina's Death

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):

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Cirque Du Soleil Performer Dies Of Injuries Sustained In Fall From Aerial Stunt During Tampa Show

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This is horrifying.

A traveling cast member of the Cirque du Soleil performance series died after suffering a serious fall during a show this weekend.

Yann Arnaud (pictured above) was performing during a live Cirque production of Volta in Tampa, Florida on Saturday night when he fell on stage during an aerial number, landing on his head.

Related: Nick Gordon Blames Bobby Brown For Bobbi Kristina's Death

Afterwards, Cirque du Soleil released a statement about the accident, noting that crew members rushed to Arnaud's aid and immediately transported him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead sometime later.

Here's more information (below):

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Aly Raisman Sues U.S. Olympic Committee & USA Gymnastics Over Knowledge Of Larry Nassar Abuse

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Aly Raisman is not backing down.

As you know, the Olympian powerfully testified in court against Larry Nassar, who molested and sexually assaulted hundreds of young girls during his tenure as a renowned team doctor.

Now, the 23-year-old is suing the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, claiming both organizations "knew or should have known" about abusive patterns by Nassar.

Related: Aly's Empowering AF Sports Illustrated Photoshoot

In the lawsuit, which was filed in California on Wednesday, Aly accuses both organizations of negligence for

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Aly Raisman Flips A Middle Finger To Larry Nassar By Posing Nude For An Empowering AF Sports Illustrated Photoshoot — LOOK!

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It's time to respect Aly Raisman's body.

And what better way to pay your respects than by marveling at her nakedness in the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue?

Weeks after the Olympian became one 100-plus women who publicly testified against gymnastics coach Larry Nassar in his sexual abuse trial, she liberated herself again by stripping down for the racy — yet empowering — photoshoot.

Actually, there were several empowering messages on display!

Related: Aly Says There's 'Still Work To Be Done' Following Larry's Sentencing

In the photos, the word "survivor" appears on the 23-year-old's chest while the phrases "fierce," "live 4 you," and "every voice matters" are painted across her arms.

The athlete is also decked out in the phrases "abuse is never OK" on her torso and "trust yourself" on her leg. But the big punchline comes in the words "women do not have to be modest to be respected" written run all the way down her side.

Ch-ch-check out the skin-baring, middle-finger flipping photos (below)!

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Aly Raisman Says She Was There When Team Coach John Geddert Learned About Larry Nassar's Abuse — In 2011! WATCH!

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Expose them all.

Aly Raisman is on a mission to find out who was aware of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse and did nothing about it — which is exactly why she's calling for an independent investigation to determine who let these criminal acts go on for decades.

Related: Aly Raisman Reminds Everyone There's 'Still Work To Be Done'

In a new interview with Jake Tapper on CNN, the 23-year-old Olympian says team coach John Geddert was in the car back in 2011 when one teammate was detailing being molested by the disgraced doctor.

The gymnast recalls:

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Former Olympic Swimmer Ariana Kukors Claims Coach Sexually Abused Her When She Was 16

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The United States Olympics community has been rocked by yet another sexual abuse scandal.

Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors has publicly come forward and accused her former coach, Sean Hutchison, of sexually abusing her when she was only 16.

The now 28-year-old athlete shared her accusations a day after Homeland Security investigators' search of Hutchison's Seattle home.

Related: Quentin Tarantino Apologizes To Roman Polanski's Rape Victim

It's said the authorities were looking for sexually explicit photos Sean allegedly took of a teenage Kukors. Per the retired Olympian's attorneys, the investigators seized computers and phones for examination purposes.

Ariana, who was once a member of the 2012 Olympic team and was the 2009 World champion in the 200-meter individual medley, told police

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Larry Nassar Gets An Additional 40 To 125 Years In Sex Abuse Scandal

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Larry Nassar will spend the rest of his life in prison.

On Monday, the disgraced former sports doctor was sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison for the case which centered around the sexual abuse he inflicted on patients at Twistars, a gym for elite gymnasts. This sentencing marks the end of what's been a shocking and devastating scandal for Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics.

Related: Logan Paul Returns To YouTube After Scandal

More than 260 women and girls have accused Nassar of abuse under the guise of medical treatment. Over the course of his different trials, the predator physician admitted to molesting Olympic hopefuls.

Nassar has already been hit with a 40 to 175 years prison sentence in a separate Michigan case AND was also sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes. May he rot away behind bars for the rest of his days!

[Image via MLive/YouTube.]

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