Cirque de Soleli Aerialist

Cirque de Soleli Aerialist Dies Performing In Tampa, Florida

Cirque du Soleil performer, Yann Arnaud, died Saturday night in Tampa, Florida, while performing during the show “VOLTA.”

The aerialist plummeted to the stage and was taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention, but died.

CEO and president of the Cirque de Soleil Entertainment Group, Daniel Lamarre, said they are shocked and devastated.

Lamarre added Yann Arnaud was with them for more than fifteen years and he was loved by all.

Remaining two performances in the city the following day have been canceled.

Releasing a press statement the company confirmed to give ful and transparent collaboration to investigating authorities.

The company added, “Over the coming days and weeks, our focus will be on supporting Yann’s family and our employees, especially the VOLTA team, as we go through these difficult times together.”

According to the Tampa Bay Times the performer lost grip on one of his straps and fell down from about a dozen feet above.

A Yankees minor-leaguer who was among the crown at the show tweeted, “Can’t stop thinking about the guy who fell last night @Cirque #Volta praying that he’s gonna be ok.”

Arnaud has a 2-year-old daughter and his Instagram account on Friday wrote, “After so much work and training and staging, our straps duo act is finally in the show tonight… It’s time to go for it.”

Late last month he talked about making minor adjustments on a VOLTA solo routine on the social platform.

Such accident is not the first time in the famed troupe. In 2013 French aerialist Guyard-Guillot died falling from about 100 feet into a pit and a year later technicial Olivier Rochette lost life being struck in head by an awrial lift.