Audience witnesses Cirque du Soleil acrobat's fatal fall in Vegas show; company 'devastated'

  • by: MICHELLE RINDELS , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 1, 2013 - 5:45 PM

LAS VEGAS — The founder of Cirque du Soleil says his tight-knit performance company, renowned for extravagant shows that challenge the boundaries of the body and the stage, is "completely devastated" after a veteran acrobat died in Las Vegas in a fall witnessed by the audience.

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