An experienced and “long time” aerialist performing in last nights performance in Florida, fell to the stage during a sequence he had performed many times before.
“While he was performing the aerial straps number, long-time aerialist Yann Arnaud, fell onto the stage. Emergency procedures were immediately activated and Yann was transported to the nearest hospital, where he later passed away from his injuries”
Flags were at half mast as the Cirque du Soleil community come to terms with the incident, last night.
Cirque are one of the most respected aerial production companies in the world, with a history of highly trained and talented performers and crew.
Support to his family, fellow artists and crew is being provided, as an investigation into the tragic incident begins.