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Cirque du Soleil Aerialist Yann Arnaud Dies After Falling Onto Stage During Show

Yann Arnaud, a longtime performer with Cirque du Soleil (pictured here on the left), fell to the stage and died from his injuries during a performance on Saturday (March 17) in Tampa, Florida.

“It is with immense sadness that Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group reports that a tragic accident occurred last night, March 17, during a performance of its show ‘Volta,’ in Tampa, Florida. While he was performing the aerial straps number, long-time aerialist, Yann Arnaud, fell onto the stage,” a statement read. “Yann was transported to the nearest hospital … he later passed away from his injuries.”

Yann had been with the company for over 15 years.

Our thoughts are with Yann‘s friends, family, and loved ones during this tragic time.

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Stephen Hawking Dead - Physicist Dies at 76

Stephen Hawking has sadly passed away at the age of 79 on Wednesday morning (March 14) in his home in Cambridge, England, his family confirms.

“We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years,” Stephen‘s family said in a statement. “His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world. He once said, ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’ We will miss him forever.”

Considered to be the world’s greatest living scientist, Stephen was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a neurodegenerative disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, at the age of 21 in 1963, and doctors only expected him only live for several more years, but defied the odds and lived for several more decades.

Stephen – along with fellow physicist Roger Penrose – merged Albert Einstein‘s theory of relativity with quantum theory suggest that space and time would begin with the Big Bang and end in black holes.

Our thoughts are with Stephen’s family at this time.

Craig Mack Dead - 90s Rapper Dies at 46

Craig Mack, who found fame as a rapper with Diddy‘s Bad Boy Records in the 1990s, has passed away at the age of 46.

He was in South Carolina, and reportedly passed away due to natural causes, TMZ reports.

Craig‘s song “Flava In Ya Ear” was a major hit years ago and earned him a Grammy nomination. He released albums Project: Funk da World, Operation: Get Down, and The Mack World Sessions.

More recently, Craig was filming a documentary on his life shortly before his tragic death.

Our thoughts are with Craig‘s loved ones during this time.

Broadway Star Ruthie Ann Miles' Four-Year-Old Daughter Killed in Deadly Crash

Tony award winning Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles‘ daughter Abigail was tragically killed by a car on Monday (March 5) in Brooklyn, New York.

The 34-year-old actress, who is currently seven months pregnant, and her friend were leaving a church event on foot when an out of control driver struck Abigail, 4, and the friend’s one-year-old child named Joshua, who was in a stroller. Both children were killed.

Ruthie was rushed to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and she’s said to be in stable condition, the New York Post reports.

Ruthie won a Tony in 2015 for her work in the revival of The King & I.

We’re sending our condolences to all affected by this unthinkable tragedy.

David Ogden Stiers Dead - Voice of Cogsworth in 'Beauty & the Beast' Dies at 75

David Ogden Stiers – the voice of Cogsworth in Beauty & the Beast – has sadly passed away after his battle with cancer. He was 75.

David‘s agent Mitchell K. Stubbs confirmed the news in a tweet on Saturday (March 3).

“I am very sad to report that David died this morning March 3, 2018 peacefully at his home in Newport, Oregon after a courageous battle with bladder cancer,” Mitchell tweeted. “His talent was only surpassed by his heart.”

Over his career, David starred in M*A*S*H, Matlock, Touched by an Angel, and Frasier along with voicing Governor Ratcliffe and Wiggins in Pocahontas.

Our thoughts are with David‘s family during this time.