TAMPA, Fla. -- A Cirque du Soleil aerial acrobat who fell during the company's "Volta" show Saturday night died from his injuries, a hospital spokeswoman confirms.

While he was performing an aerial straps number, long-time aerialist Yann Arnaud fell onto the stage, a Cirque Du Soleil representative said in a statement. He was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he died from his injuries, spokeswoman Ellen Fiss said.