Cirque du Soleil KA Performer Dies After 50-foot Fall in Las Vegas

Tragically, a veteran aerial acrobat in Cirque du Soleil‘s show KA, fell to her death in Las Vegas Saturday night. This is the first death during a performance in the famed 30-year-old show history.

Cirque du Soleil's KA
Cirque du Soleil’s KA

From the Las Vegas Sun’s John Katsilometes – 

Sarah Guyard-Guillot, an artist in “Ka” at MGM Grand and a mother of two children ages 8 and 5, was killed Saturday night after a fall from the show’s stage at MGM Grand. The Clark County Coroner’s Office said this afternoon that Guyard-Guillot, 31, was pronounced dead at 11:43 p.m. Saturday at University Medical Center.

No formal cause of death has been determined pending further examination of Guyard-Guillot’s body. She was born in Paris and had spent more than 22 years as an acrobatic performer. She was a graduate of Annie Fratellini Art & Circus Academy, named for the famed French circus clown and actress. The official website for Cirqeufit acrobatics school in Las Vegas, where Guyard-Guillot served as a coach, said she was an acrobatic and aerialist specialist. She was hired by “Ka” as the production opened at MGM Grand in 2004.

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