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Performer falls during Cirque du Soleil show, later dies at hospital

3 years 7 months 3 days ago Sunday, March 18 2018 Mar 18, 2018 March 18, 2018 9:48 PM March 18, 2018 in News
Source: ABC News
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TAMPA, FL- A Cirque du Soleil aerialist has died after he fell onto the stage during a performance in Florida.

The company announced the tragic news Sunday: "It is with immense sadness that Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group reports that a tragic accident occurred last night, March 17, during a performance of its show 'Volta,' in Tampa, Florida," the statement posted to its social media accounts began. "While he was performing the aerial straps number, long-time aerialist, Yann Arnaud, fell onto the stage."

The statement explained that after "Yann was transported to the nearest hospital ... he later passed away from his injuries."

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