Cirque du Soleil performer dies

MONTREAL Cirque du Soleil said Saturday Oleksandr Zhurov (Sacha) died in a Montreal hospital Saturday a day after falling off the trampoline.

The company said the 24-year-old Ukrainian performer was doing general training exercises for the world-famous circus when the incident happened at their training center. He joined the company a few months ago.

Cirque founder Guy Laliberte says he's deeply saddened by the death of the artist.

A coroner's inquiry on the circumstances of the accident is under way. Cirque said it will cooperate fully with the investigation.

      QUICK HEADLINES | MORE US/WORLD | GET NEWS ALERTS
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ABC13 SOCIAL NETWORKING
Find us on Facebook® | Follow us on Twitter | More social networking
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MORE FROM ABC13
ABC13 widget | Most popular stories | Street-level weather
ABC13 wireless | Slideshow archive | Help solve crimes
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Copyright © 2019 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.