An acrobat fell from six meters high while performing in a Cirque du Soleil show in city of Tampa (West Florida coast). "There were children there and they were freaking out", Martinez explained. However, Lamarre said the group was assessing the situation and collaborating with the police and will soon have more information on the tragic incident.
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Martinez tells News Channel 8 as soon as the performer fell, he knew it wasn't good. "After so much work and training and staging our straps duo act is finally in the show", he said. "It' s time to go for it", he wrote.
Two shows scheduled for Sunday were subsequently canceled. He reportedly leaves behind a wife and daughter.
According to Fox, this is not the first time a performer was injured or killed at Cirque du Soleil.
The show was stopped briefly to allow medical staff to assess the man, and he was eventually able to get up and walk on his own.
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In 2013, French acrobat Sarah Guillot-Guyard died after plunging from a high-wire in front of a horrified crowd at a Las Vegas show.
Yann Arnaud, 38, died from his injuries in hospital hours after the accident in Tampa, US.
Medics rushed to the stage and lifted Arnaud from the scene, video shows.
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