Cirque du Soleil Performer Dies During Show In Tampa, Florida

On Saturday, March 17, 2018.. Yann Arnaud, 38, a performer for Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA show fell during a performance and died from his injuries. Arnaud lost his grip on one of the straps he was swinging from when he fell. He had been a professional acrobat with the company for over fifteen years. He was rushed to Tampa General Hospital where he died. Arnaud had a wife and a two-year-old child.

23 thoughts on “Cirque du Soleil Performer Dies During Show In Tampa, Florida

  1. Urge to jizz suddenly can make someone lose his grip .Arnaud was no exception either . He was a human after all …..he saw a face in the crowd …got a hardon felt its time he jizzed and plonk he went down like a free falling stone .But seriously where were the safety measures ?, where was the netting to arrest his fall . May be 15 years of acrobatics made him over confident to do away with the nets below .
    Sudden bulges in the crotch can prove to be someone’s last .

  2. No net. I can’t feel sorry for that. My cold, black, dead heart won’t allow for it (see also the Parkland, FL school shooting). Florida is fucked and a bastion of irresponsibility.

    There are always consequences, for everything.

  3. We live in Tampa & had gone to c this show (not THIS one) only a cpl wks prior and they did do this routine but did NOT fly out into the audience as shown in this clip (at least not that neither myself nor hubs recall anyway) so maybe this was just recently added to the routine?….for peeps asking about the safety equipment….w these ropes they would wrap it several times around their wrist/hand somehow to secure it… there’s a lot more than you can c on film although not as much as there should b in my opinion…these are incredibly talented acrobats/gymnasts that perform very dangerous routines – the cirque show is awesome to watch but, tragically, even the best n strongest trained person is still just that, human … It’s a tragedy…..

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