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.

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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):

Unbelievable. So, so sad.

R.I.P.

Cirque has canceled both of their Sunday shows in Tampa.

[Image via Instagram.]

Mar 18, 2018 3:41pm PDT

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