19. March 2018  
Tampa Bay, USA  
Artistic Gymnastics

Cirque du Soleil performer dies after fatal fall

The 38 years old Cirque du Soleil aerialist Yann ARNAUD has died after falling on to the stage during a show in Tampa Bay, Florida. The experienced artist was taking part in a performance involving aerial straps on Saturday when he fell. The French performer died in hospital later. "The entire Cirque du Soleil family is in shock and devastated," a statement said. The company said it was working with local authorities to investigate what had gone wrong. It has cancelled two shows scheduled for Tampa on Sunday. Arnaud had been with the Cirque du Soleil for over 15 years. He "was loved by all who had the chance to know him", company CEO, Daniel Lamarre said deeply shaken to the media!