Cirque Du Soleil Performer Killed in Vegas Show
A 31-year-old Cirque du Soleil performer was killed on Saturday (June 29th) after falling during the show Ka at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Sarah Guyard-Guillot fell about 50 feet near the end of the show, with the Las Vegas Sun citing audience member Dan Mosqueda as saying she was being pulled up the side of a vertical stage when it seemed like she slipped out of her safety wire and fell. He told the newspaper, "Initially, a lot of people in the audience thought it was part of the [show]. But you could hear screaming, then groaning, and we could hear a female artist crying from the stage." Guyard-Guillot, a mother of two children, had been with the show since 2006, and had been an acrobatic performer for over 20 years. The is the first time there's been a performance-related death in the more than three-decade history of Cirque du Soleil.