A Cirque du Soleil performer has died after he fell onto the stage someday of a performance in Florida, the corporate announced Sunday.
“It is with sizable disappointment that Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group experiences that a tragic accident took place closing night, March 17, someday of a performance of its price ‘Volta,’ in Tampa, Florida,” the statement posted to its social media accounts started. “Whereas he was once performing the aerial straps number, long-time aerialist, Yann Arnaud, fell onto the stage.”
Arnaud, 38, had his hand fade from a hoop and he fell about 20 toes, primarily primarily based on Tampa police.
The statement explained that after “Yann was once transported to the nearest smartly being facility … he later passed a ways from his accidents.”
Cirque du Soleil describes its most fashionable price, “Volta,” as “adventurous,” primarily primarily based on its web page. It “weaves acrobatics” and “circulate sports actions” genuine into a “melodic ranking.”
“Your complete Cirque du Soleil family is in shock and devastated by this tragedy,” a statement from Cirque’s president and CEO Daniel Lamarre read. “Yann had been with us for over 15 years and was once beloved by all who had the probability to know him. Over the arriving days and weeks, our focal point will be on supporting Yann’s family and our workers, especially the ‘Volta’ personnel, as we buckle down and do these refined times together.”
The company acknowledged in a statement that it’s a ways “at the moment gathering extra knowledge about this tragic tournament” and “offering our corpulent and clear collaboration to the authorities as they scrutinize into the circumstances of this accident.”
Subsequently, Cirque du Soleil canceled two reveals Sunday in Tampa.
This is now not the first time a cast member of Cirque du Soleil has died while on tour.
In 2016, technician Olivier Rochette, who was once also the co-founder’s son, was once preparing the set for a performance of “Luzia” in San Francisco when he was once struck by a plot terminate and later died.