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Cirque du Soleil Performer Passes Away After 50-Foot Fall During Las Vegas MGM Grand Show

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A Cirque Du Soleil performer died Saturday night following a 50-foot fall during a performance of Ka at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, according to Cirque Du Soleil's official Facebook page.

Sarah "Sassoon" Guyard, an artist on the production, fell to her death after reportedly slipping out of her safety wires. However, the exact case of death has yet to be released.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter Sarah's death marks the first reported onstage death in the 30-year history of Cirque du Soleil and occurred during Ka's closing "Final Battle" scene.

In a statement released on their Facebook page, Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté shares: "I am heartbroken. I wish to extend my sincerest sympathies to the family. We are all completely devastated with this news. Sassoon was an artist with the original cast of KÀ since 2006 and has been an integral part of our Cirque du Soleil tight family. 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. "

Sarah Guyard was 31-years-old.

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