Cirque du Soleil performer Yann Arnaud dies after fatal fall

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Cirque du Soleil performer Yann Arnaud dies after fatal fall

A Cirque du Soleil performer has died after he fell onto the stage during a performance in Florida, the company announced 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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