Luzia technician who died in accident before San Francisco show identified

Attendants gather outside the Luzia tent in San Francisco after the show was cancelled on Nov. 29, 2016. (KGO-TV)

The Cirque du Soleil technician who died before last night's LUZIA's performance has been identified as Olivier Rochette of Quebec. His father is Gilles Ste-Croix, one of the founders of Cirque du Soleil.

LUZIA technician dies in accident before SF show

Cirque du Soleil officials have released this statement:

"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."


Tonight's show of LUZIA has been cancelled and the status of Thursday's show will be determined at a later time.
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