Sarah Guyard-Guillot, a performer in Cirque du Soleil's "Ka", died tragically during a performance in Las Vegas. The mother of two fell around 50 feet onto the stage below. Despite regulations put in place to protect entertainers and performers, accidents do happen, and deaths whilst performing are more common than one would expect.
Cirque Du Soleil's performance of "Ka" was cut short on Saturday (29th June 2013) following the death of one of the troop's performers Sarah Guyard-Guillot. The 31-year-old performer seems to have slipped from her harness, during a performance in Las Vegas, and fallen around 50 feet to the stage below.
An acrobatic performer during Cirque du Soleil's Alegria in Birmingham, UK, in 2012.
Guyard-Guillot was a veteran performer. She was one of the original performers of "Ka", having been in the show since 2006. Her death is not being treated as suspicious. However, authorities are working with the Cirque in order to gain a complete picture of the events leading to Guyard-Guillot's untimely death.
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