Cirque du Soleil artist dies after fall in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Paris-born performer in Cirque du Soleil's “Ka” died after a fall during a show in Las Vegas.

Sarah Guyard-Guillot was pronounced dead late Saturday night at a hospital after falling about 50 feet from the show's stage.

Witnesses say that the accident
occurred near the end of the production Saturday night at the MGM Grand.

Visitor
Dan Mosqueda of Colorado Springs, Colo., 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.

Cirque
officials issued a statement saying they were “deeply saddened” by the
death and that performances of “Ka” have been canceled until further
notice.

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