Police are investigating the death of a Cirque du Soleil performer who died from injuries sustained during a fall at a Saturday night performance in Tampa, Florida.
The performer, Yann Arnaud, died from his injuries after he fell to the stage while swinging from an aerial strap over the audience during Cirque du Soleil’s Saturday night performance of VOLTA in Tampa.
“The entire Cirque du Soleil family is in shock and devastated by this tragedy.
Over the coming days and weeks, our focus will be on supporting Yann’s family and our employees, especially the VOLTA team, as we go through these difficult times together,” Cirque du Soleil president and CEO Daniel Lamarre said in a statement tweeted out Sunday.
Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA had been holding performances in a tent at the Tampa Greyhound Track since February.