Cirque Du Soleil Acrobat’s Death Ruled Accidental According To Coroner

Cirque Du Soleil Acrobat's Death Ruled Accidental According To Coroner

The death of Cirque Du Soleil acrobat Sarah Guillot-Guyard was ruled an accident by the Coroner’s office. She was performing as part of the Cirque du Soleil show “Ka” when it was said that she fell 50-feet to her death. Officials say that she actually fell 90 feet and suffered from multiple blunt force trauma and passed away.

The NY Times has the full report:

Ms. Guillot-Guyard, 31, was a citizen of France and a resident of Las Vegas. She had trained as an acrobat for 22 years and had two children. Other reports gave her name as Sarah Guyard-Guillot.

After the announcement of her death, Guy Laliberté, the founder of Cirque du Soleil, said in a statement that he was “heartbroken,” adding that she was “an artist with the original cast of ‘Ka’ since 2006 and has been an integral part of our Cirque du Soleil tight family.” Performances of “Ka” have been suspended since the accident.

What a shame that she passed away at such a young age. May she rest in peace. Nevada’s OSHA is currently investigating the accident and findings could take up to six months.

Cirque Du Soleil Acrobat’s Death Ruled Accidental According To Coroner was last modified: January 15th, 2015 by Megan Lindsey
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