Transcript for Cirque Du Soleil: Fatal Accident
vegas. The high wire act gone terribly wrong as hundreds watched. A member of the celebrated cirque du soleil troupe has lost her life after a fall here's abc's gio benitez. Reporter: The 31-year-old performer fell 50 feet during saturday night's performance of "ka" at the mgm grand in las vegas. Chef has nearly a decade of experience and she's reportedly the mother of two young children. Cirque, one of the most revered acrobatic companies in the world has never had a performer die in its 30 year history. An audience member tweeted that a wire snapped during the final scene of the show. Performers were at the highest point on the vertical wall. The tweeter added, other actors were visibly upset and horrified. Crew members were calm and one by one, got the other performers off the stage. Perhaps the toughest detail? The performer's screams and groans could be heard from below the stage. And the show was canceled after this accident. And tonight, we've learned it all happen md just as cirque was celebrating the opening of a new vegas show. So many thinking about that experienced performer. Gio, thank you. Here in new york tonight, meanwhile, a family of tourists from sweden is safe after
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