Cast Member of Cirque du Soleil's KA Falls During MGM Grand Show; Dies at 31


According to the Las Vegas Sun, cast member of Cirque du Soleil's KA Sarah Guillot-Guyard died yesterday, June 29, after a fall during her performance at the MGM Grand. A mother of two, Guillot-Guyard was 31.

This is the first fatality resulting from an onstage accident in Cirque du Soleil's 30-year history.

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Guillot-Guyard reportedly fell around 50 feet after slipping out of her safety wire while performing on the show's vertical stage during the finale. Immediately following, the show halted and an announcement was played through the sound system informing the audience of refunds or vouchers for future performances.

Cirque du Soleil officials have yet to comment on what happened, but this is the second time in the last week a Cirque du Soleil performance has stopped due to an accident. During the June 26th preview of Michael Jackson ONE, an artist suffered a mild concussion after slipping from a rope and falling onto a safety pad.

Guillot-Guyard was born in Paris and graduated from the Annie Fratellini Art & Circus Academy. She performed as an acrobat and aerialist for 22 years and was the head coach of CirqueFit, Cirque du Soleil's exercise program for kids.

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