Cirque Du Soleil Performer Falls and Dies During Performance Accident
Cirque Du Soleil's Ka
A Cirque Du Soleil performer died during a performance on Satuday night, People reports.
Sarah (Sassoon) Guyard fell 50 feet after her wire appeared to snap while performing in the show Ka in Las Vegas.
"The entire Cirque du Soleil family is deeply saddened by the accidental death," a rep for the company said in a statement. "The artist's immediate family has been informed of the accident. Our thoughts are with her family and the entire Cirque du Soleil family."
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Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté also released a statement saying, "I am heartbroken. I wish to extend my sincerest sympathies to the family. We are all completely devastated with this news. Sassoon was an artist with the original cast of Ka since 2006 and has been an integral part of our Cirque du Soleil tight family. We are reminded, with great humility and respect, how extraordinary our artists are each and every night. Our focus now is to support each other as a family."
All performances of Ka have been canceled until further notice.