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Coroner: Multiple Blunt Force Trauma Killed Cirque Du Soleil Acrobat

July 3rd, 2013 5:28pm EDT
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A coroner has determined that the Cirque du Soleil performer who fell on stage in Las Vegas last weekend died of multiple blunt force trauma.
 
Acrobat Sarah Guillot-Guyard, 31, was performing in "Ka" at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino when she slipped during a high-flying scene and dropped into a pit below the stage.

Guillot-Guyard was rushed to the hospital and declared dead. Clark County Coroner's Office officials released the official cause of death just hours before a candlelight vigil in her memory was due to take place in Sin City.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OS...
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Cirque Du Soleil Founder 'Heartbroken' By Performer's Death

July 2nd, 2013 10:08am EDT
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After a Cirque Du Soleil performer fell to her death during a show in Las Vegas on Saturday, founder Guy Laliberte has spoken out about the incident and how "heartbroken" he is.

Veteran acrobat Sarah Guillot-Guyard died in front of an audience after plummeting from the stage during a production of Ka at the MGM Grand. It was the first death in the company's 29-year history.

Laliberte said in a statement: "I am heartbroken. I wish to extend my sincerest sympathies to the family. We are all completely devastated with this news. [She] was an artist with the original cast of 'Ka' since 2006 a...
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Cirque du Soleil founder devastated by performer's death

July 1st, 2013 8:32pm EDT
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Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte has been left "heartbroken" after a performer fell to her death during a show in Las Vegas on Saturday (29Jun13).

Veteran acrobat Sarah Guillot-Guyard was pronounced dead at a local hospital after plummeting from the stage in a production of Ka at the MGM Grand in full view of the horrified audience, in what was the first casualty in the company's 29-year history.

Canadian showman Laliberte has now addressed the tragic passing in a statement which reads: "I am heartbroken. We are reminded with great humility and respect how extraordinary our artists ...
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Cirque Du Soleil Performer Falls To Her Death During Performance

July 1st, 2013 7:01pm EDT
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The first fatal accident in the 30-year history of Cirque du Soleil happened Saturday night when an acrobat plummeted 50-feet to her death during a performance.

Sarah Guillot-Guyard, a veteran acrobat with over 22 years of experience, fell to her death when a safety wire snapped during Cirque Du Soleil's "Ka" production a the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Paris-born mother of two was pronounced dead at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

Guillot-Guyard had reportedly been suspended in a safety harness attached to a cable during the show's climactic battle scene, during which several...
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