LAS VEGAS -- The KA performer killed during Saturday night's performance at the MGM Grand was identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office as 31-year-old Sarah Guyard-Guillot.
She was pronounced dead late Saturday night at University Medical Center after she fell nearly 50 feet from the show's stage.
Cirque du Soleil Founder Guy Laliberte released the following the statement:
"I am heartbroken. I wish to extend my sincerest sympathies to the family. We are all completely devastated with this news. Sarah (Sassoon) Guyard was an artist with the original cast of KÀ since 2006 and has been an integral part of our Cirque du Soleil tight family. 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."
Performances of KÀ will be cancelled until further notice.
MGM Resorts International released the following statement:
"Our company is deeply saddened by the loss of one of the talented KA artists Saturday night. The thoughts and prayers of our employees are with the performer's family, the cast of KA, and the entire Cirque family during this difficult time.