The sad and shocking news of the death of Sarah Guyard-Guillot a French performer at Cirque Du Soleil on scene in Las Vegas has been the firs reported in 30 years.
Sarah, a 22-year acrobat veteran was a member of “KA” since 2006 had been suspended by a wire from the production’s vertical stage during the show’s epic final scene 50 feet high when slipped free of her safety wire and plummeted to an open pit below the performers at the MGM Grand Las Vegas
The show continued for a moment as the audience thought it was part of the show, before they heard the most heartbreaking cry from Ms. Guyard Guillot also known as Sarah (Sassoon) Guyard’ fellow performers.
Sarah Guyard Guillot was rushed to University Medical Center in Las Vegas where was pronounced dead, as far as this moment it is not known if the tragedy is due to an error of the artist or an equipment failure. Performances of “Ka” have been canceled until July 9th.
Guy Laliberte who the Cirque’s founder released an statement..
“I am heartbroken. I wish to extend my sincerest sympathies to the family. We are all completely devastated with this news,” Laliberte said.
“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,” Laliberte said, adding that the company is cooperating with authorities.
French born Sarah Guyard-Guillot, 31 a mother of her two young children ages 8 and 5, her eldest Emi, 8, was a gymnast placing at the 2013 Nevada State Gymnastic Championships where she placed 6th all around. She attended at Annie Fratellini Art & Circus Academy,in 2004 she joined KA in 2004, but she was also a coach at the Cirqeufit acrobatics school in Las Vegas teaching young children circus-themed classes, such as trapeze, acrobatics, and even a class that features tightrope walking and juggling.
Our deepest condolences go out to Sarah Guyard Guillot’s family, especially her two children and ex- husband Mathieu Guyard performer and coach now married to Kelly Tucker Guyard who like Sarah and Mathieu performed at Ka.
Mathieu Guyard, released the following statement…
To each and every one of our friends :
Thank you, deeply and sincerely for all of your love and support. It is a very difficult time, and we are so blessed to have you in our lives. Please know that while we are not able to respond to all the messages and calls, we are feeling every ounce of your love. Considering the circumstances, the kids are doing well and have support from their friends too.
Our first priority is helping them to adjust and move forward at their own pace to a life without Sarah. Her family will be here soon and will be a big part of making the decisions for how to move forward and honor her best.
Thank you for understanding that we are not able to see everyone right now. Please know that we love you, we appreciate you, and we will be sure to let everyone know when arrangements for Sarah’s memorial have been made.
All that we need is exactly what you have given us, your love and support. However, we’d like to thank the members of our Cirque family that have set up this wonderful website to share memories, stay informed, make donations to benefit the kids and enhance their future in whichever way possible and celebrate Sarah at www.ForSasoun.com.
With all our love and gratitude,
Mathieu and Kelly
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