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Cirque du Soleil performer dies after fall during performance

Member of Cirque du Soleil dies after falling to his death

(WBRE/WYOUTV) TAMPA, FL -- A Cirque du Soleil performer has died after falling during a performance in Tampa Saturday night. 

It happened during a performance of the Cirque Du Soleil 'Volta' Show. 

Police say the 38-year-old woman man was performing on the double rings when one of his hands slipped. 

He fell approximately 20 feet. After he fell, witnesses say the man didn't move. 

Cirque Du Soleil canceled the 'Volta' shows scheduled for Tampa Sunday.

Tampa Police are investigating as standard practice. The medical examiner is expected to perform an autopsy Monday.


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