Cirque Du Soleil Mourns Luzia Technician, A Founder's Son

Cirque Du Soleil Mourns Luzia Technician, A Founder's Son

Yesterday, officials confirmed that Olivier Rochette, technician for Cirque du Soleil's Luzia and the son of Gillles Ste-Croix, one of the founders of Cirque, passed away on Tuesday night in San Francisco, according to CBS News. Rochette, of Quebec, Canada, was hit in the head by an aerial lift. He was 42 years old.

In a statement that Cirque released yesterday, Daniel Lamarre, CEO of Cirque du Soleil, said, "Olivier has always been a member of our tight family and a truly beloved colleague."

San Francisco Police Department Traffic Collision Investigation Unit and Cal/OSHA, California's workplace safety regulator, are currently investigating the tragic accident. This is the third death related to Cirque du Soleil since 2009, according to NBC Bay Area

The show, held at AT&T park, was canceled both Tuesday and Wednesday.

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