Cirque du Soleil perfomer dies during show

10:39 AM, Jul 1, 2013   |    comments
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LAS VEGAS -- A Cirque du Soleil stunt turned deadly Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Sarah Guyard, 31, died during a show at the MGM Grand hotel and casino.

Guyard, who performed under the stage name "Sassoon" was part of the original cast of "Ka", a long running-Cirque du Soleil show that began in 2006 at the casino.

She was the mother of two children.

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The performer was wired 50-feet in the air for one of the show's final "battle" scenes before she fell down to the stage.

According to reports, the show continued momentarily before stopping completely and a record announcement played letting the audience know that refunds would be offered while Guyard was being assisted to.

The cause of death had not been determined as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Clark County, Nevada medical examiner's office.

"Ka" has been canceled indefinitely.

(Associated Press)

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