Cirque Du Soliel Records First Death After 29 Years Performance

It was the first stage casualty in the company's 29-year history, according to Cirque spokeswoman Renee-Claude Menard.
Coroner's officials said French-born Sarah
Guillot-Guyard, 31, was pronounced dead at a
Las Vegas hospital late Saturday after falling
about 50 feet (15 metres) from the stage
during a production of "Ka." The show has been
suspended.The founder of Cirque du Soleil says his performance company is "completely
devastated" after an acrobat fell to her death
over the weekend, with the audience watching.
"I am heartbroken," Cirque du Soleil founder Guy
Laliberte said in a statement. "We are reminded
with great humility and respect how extraordinary our artists are each and every
night. Our focus now is to support each other
as a family." Witnesses said that the accident occurred during a fight scene near the end of the
production, which combines acrobatics with
martial arts and puppetry and tells the story of
twins on a heroic quest.
Visitor Dan Mosqueda said the woman was
being hoisted up the side of the stage when it
appeared that she detached from her safety
wire and plummeted into an open pit.Initially, a lot of people in the audience thought it was part of the show. But there was screaming, then groaning, and people said they could hear a female artist crying from the stage."
The show momentarily continued, then stopped. Minutes after the accident, the crowd was dismissed.Clark County coroner's officials say they expect to rule on the official cause of death
Tuesday.
Menard said she could confirm that Guillot-
Guyard didn't slip out of her harness, but she
couldn't provide additional information about
the incident.

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