Cirque du Soleil star Yann Arnaud sinks into the Florida show

An experienced Cirque du Soleil artist died after diving into a stage during an aerial strap routine at a weekend show in Tampa, Florida, the company said Sunday.

The incident occurred on Saturday night when Yann Arnaud, 38, fell during a presentation of the show "Volta," according to the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. The French performance artist died of his injuries at the Tampa General Hospital.