Tragedy as Cirque du Soleil Aerialist Falls to his Death in Front of Horrified Spectators


A Cirque du Soleil performer has died after falling onto the stage during an aerial routine in Tampa on Saturday night. Yann Arnaud, 38, died from his injuries at Tampa General Hospital hours after the horrific accident, which occurred during a performance of the touring show VOLTA. ‘While he was performing the aerial straps number, long-time aerialist, Yann Arnaud, fell onto the stage,’ the statement from Cirque du Soleil read. Just hours before his death, Arnaud posted excitedly about getting to debut his ‘straps duo act’ with aerial artist Pawel Walczewski. ‘After so much work and training and staging, our straps duo act is finally in the show tonight,’ Arnaud wrote in the caption. ‘It’s time to go for it.’Following a spin with Walczewski, Arnaud appeared to lose the grip on his strap and fell a dozen or so feet.

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