After the Cirque Du Soleil lost one of its most experienced acrobats, and two children their mother in a horrific stage fall, the coroner's report has been released to determine whether anyone should be blamed
As if this weekend's news wasn't tragic enough on its own, the coroner's report has now been released for the death of the Cirque Du Soleil Acrobatic performer, 31 year-old Sarah Guillard-Guyot. As reported by the Las Vegas Sun, French-born Guyard-Guillot - or 'Sasoun' as she was known by fellow performers - "died from multiple blunt force trauma suffered Saturday when she fell approximately 90 feet during a performance of "Ka" at MGM Grand," in a statement from the Clark County Coroner's Office on Tuesday (2nd July) evening.
Cirque Du Soleil Acrobat, Sarah Guillard-Guyot Lost Her Life After A Fall.
The incident has been determined an accident but no official information has been released yet regarding the circumstances that led to her falling from her hoist. The coroner's news release said an investigation was being carried out by the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration into the incident which could take up to six months to complete.
Mum-Of-Two Sarah Guillard-Guyot Has Died After A Horrific Stage Fall.
In a truly chilling eye-witness account, audience member Dan Mosqueda recounts what he saw that evening, saying that Ms. Guyard-Guillot was being hoisted when it seemed she slipped out of her safety wire, plummeting into "an open pit": "Initially, a lot of people in the audience thought it was part of the [show]," he said. "But you could hear screaming, then groaning, and we could hear a female artist crying from the stage." Finding words in the aftermath of the terrifying accident, that saw audience members dismissed and offered refunds, Cirque du Soleil's founder Guy Laliberte expressed his heartache for the passing of the talented performer and mother-of-two: "I am heartbroken. I wish to extend my sincerest sympathies to the family. We are all completely devastated. We are reminded with great humility and respect how extraordinary our artists are each and every night. Our focus now is to support each other as a family."
Cirque Du Soleil Dazzle With Their Death-Defying Stunts.
Far from being merely circus clowns, Cirque du Soleil's performers are artists who carve out beauty into the air as they entertain millions with their stunning acrobatic spectacles. The current show, Kà, has been cancelled with audiences offered refunds.