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Cirque du Soleil Performer Dies After Fall

Updated: Wednesday, July 24 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

Las Vegas – A Cirque du Soleil performer in the show "Ka" fell to her death this weekend.

Sarah Buyard-Guillot plummeted 50 feet from the show’s stage Saturday.

She died later at the hospital.

Witnesses said it appeared she slipped free from her safety wire.

The 31-year-old performer leaves behind two children.

Guyard-Guillot had performed with Cirque du Soleil since 2006.

An investigation is underway--looking into exactly what happened to cause the fall.

Cirque du Soleil Performer Dies After Fall

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