CIRQUE DU SOLEIL IN MOURNING
Montreal, November 30th, 2016 – The entire Cirque du Soleil family is deeply saddened by the accidental death of LUZIA technician, Olivier Rochette, from Quebec, that happened on November 29th, in San Francisco. His immediate family, including his father Gilles Ste-Croix, one of the founders of Cirque du Soleil, has been informed of the accident. Our thoughts are with Gilles, his family and all Cirque du Soleil employees. We kindly ask the media to respect the wishes of the family to mourn in private.
“I am heartbroken. I wish to extend in my name and in the name of all Cirque du Soleil employees my sincerest sympathies and offer my full support to Gilles and his family. Olivier has always been a member of our tight family and a beloved colleague,” said Cirque du Soleil CEO, Daniel Lamarre.
We have been working with the appropriate authorities and have offered our full cooperation. Tonight’s performance of LUZIA has been cancelled. p>