'Ka' performer died from blunt force trauma

“Ka” performer Sarah Guillot-Guyard died from injuries suffered after falling approximately 90 feet during a Cirque du Soleil’s show on Saturday night, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.

Guillot-Guyard, a 31-year-old mother of two, was pronounced dead at 11:43 p.m. Saturday after falling during one of the final scenes of “Ka.”

The death was the first on-stage fatality during a performance in the 29 year history of Cirque du Soleil, a spokeswoman for the company said.

Nevada OSHA is investigating the accident, but could take up to six months to conclude their investigation.

Contact reporter Colton Lochhead at clochhead@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4638. Follow him on Twitter @clochhead44.


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