A long-time Cirque Du aerialist died Saturday night in front of an audience while performing in Tampa, Florida. Around thousands of Tampa audience captivated as acrobats swing overhead. 38-year-old Yann Arnaud was performing on aerial straps when he falls to the stage.
After the unpredicted incident, the company stated that the emergency services were initiated, and the performer was taken to the hospital but later he died early Sunday. Since April 2017, Yann Arnaud was performing in Cirque du Soleil’s newest show “VOLTA”.
Cirque du Soleil, a Canadian Entertainment company, releasing a statement saying, “The entire Cirque du Soleil family is in shocked and devasted by the tragedy. We are offering our full and transparent collaboration to the authorities as they look into the circumstances of this accident.”
Chief Executive Officer and president at Cirque du Soleil, Daniel Lamarre said, “Yann had been with us for over 15 years and was loved by all who had the chance to know him.”
It’s not the first time that the entertainment company suffered from the tragedy. Before a decade, Cirque du Soleil has had several on-stage accidents, including its first fatality in 2013 where 31-year-old acrobat and aerialist Sarah Guillot died after a fall while doing the show.
The performer is survived by his wife and two daughters. The company is canceling the rest of its weekend “VOLTA” shows in Tampa. Police are now investigating the accident and Cirque du Soleil prepared to give its “full and transparent collaboration to authorities.
OSHA or the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration mentioned Cirque du Solei for violations and now faced the thousands of dollars in fines. The entertainment company in the long run settled with OSHA, conveying six references to one, the Las Vegas Sun announced.