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-- tragedy over the week and -- -- to so -- at their show in Las Vegas when an acrobat.
Fell to her death in front of horrified.
Audience this picture.
Is from back in 2008.
But it does show the performer who lost her life she is on the left hand side.
In that photo and Laura -- been looking into this for us from new York city new -- this morning so what what do we know about what happened last.
-- Martha while it is the first reported death from an accident on stage -- -- -- -- thirty year history.
And according to eyewitness reports many thought the spectacular fall was part of the act with so many high flying fast moving parts to any circus -- -- shell.
31 year old acrobatic artist -- at -- -- -- was performing in Saturday's second performance of the show.
-- which ends with an elaborate battle scene staged on a vertical wall.
That allows performers to repel while suspended on wires high in the air some audience members told local reporters that she suddenly fell off appearing to let -- -- safety wire.
And was -- flailing her arms not seeming like she was in control of her body one -- witness described it this way.
But I saw that person -- and I hope we'll.
Most will be given that found there.
Back then obviously I realize race -- it wasn't.
There wasn't that others say screams in groans could be heard coming from the stage the show was stopped in all future -- performances have been canceled.
The Clark County coroner's office will rule on the cause of death.
-- half full story -- so what is sector so lay say about this accident today.
Well the Las Vegas review journal published this statement from circus so late founder Gilad -- today which reads in part.
I am heartbroken I wish to extend my sincerest sympathies to the family.
We are all completely devastated with this news Sassoon that was her nickname was an artist with the original cast of -- since 2006.
And has been an integral part of our Cirque -- select family tight family.
The MGM grand where the show takes place also issued a statement concerning the accident saying the company is deeply saddened by the loss.
Of one of the talented -- artists and that the thoughts and prayers are with the performers family we'll have more on this as we get here in the -- Martha -- -- -- -- north thank you very much was.
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