Sunday, March 18, 2018
MIDWAY FLASH: Cirque du Soleil Aerialst Falls to Death in Tampa
Yann Arnaud, above, lost his grip with an aerial strap and fell a dozen feet to the "stage" at 10 p.m. last night in Tampa.
Tampa Bay Times, reporting the incident, said Arnaud was rushed to a local hospital, where he later died from injuries.
The 38-year-old Arnaud was performing in Cirque's new show Volta.
“The entire Cirque du Soleil family is in shock and devastated by this tragedy,” said long-time company president Daniel Lamarre in a statement published in the Canadian Press. “Yann had been with us for over 15 years and was loved by all who had the chance to know him.”