Cirque du Soleil high-wire performer dies after fall

07/01/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Las Vegas – A Cirque du Soleil high-wire performer died after a fall during a performance in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand on Saturday. As reported by ABC News, acrobat Sarah Guyard, 31, fell 50 feet after a wire that was suspending her purportedly snapped.

Guyard died of her injuries while being transported to the hospital. This is stated to be the first performer death in Cirque du Soleil’s 30-year history.

MGM Resorts International is quoted in the report as releasing the statement regarding the performer’s death, “Our company is deeply saddened by the loss of one of the talented KA artists Saturday night. The thoughts and prayers of our employees are with the performer’s family, the cast of KA, and the entire Cirque family during this difficult time.”

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