Cirque Du Soleil acrobat's tragic fall Jul 1, 2013 10:01:09 GMT -1 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostMemberGive GiftBack to Top Post by Whisker on Jul 1, 2013 10:01:09 GMT -1 Cirque Du Soleil Performer Falls To Her DeathA Paris-born performer in Cirque du Soleil's Ka has died after a fall during a show in Las Vegas.Acrobat Sarah Guyard-Guillot was pronounced dead in hospital late on Saturday night after falling about 50ft from the stage at the MGM Grand.Witnesses told the Las Vegas Sun that the accident occurred near the end of the production.Visitor Dan Mosqueda, of Colorado Springs, told the newspaper that the performer was being hoisted up the side of the stage when she slipped free of her safety wire and plummeted to an open pit."Initially, a lot of people in the audience thought it was part of the (show)," he said."But you could hear screaming, then groaning, and we could hear a female artist crying from the stage."The show continued briefly but then stopped. Minutes after the accident, a recorded announcement informed the audience that refunds or vouchers for future shows would be offered.Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte said performances of Ka have been cancelled until further notice."I am heartbroken. I wish to extend my sincerest sympathies to the family. We are all completely devastated," he said. linkDownload AttachmentSo tragic! This is a reminder of the risks that circus performers actually take.