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‘Ka’ performer’s ex-husband and children’s father says kids are ‘our first priority’

Sarah (Sasoun) Guillot-Guyard after an end-of-session performance with her students at Cirquefit in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 29, 2013, just hours before her death.
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The ex-husband of Sarah Guyard-Guillot has sent out a message paying tribute to the late “Ka” artist.

Mathieu Guyard, the ex-husband of the woman who died Saturday night after a 90-foot fall from the stage at the end of the 9:30 p.m. performance at MGM Grand, is a performer in the Cirque production. Guyard also is the father to the couple’s two young children. He and his wife, Kelly Tucker Guyard (also a “Ka” artist), posted the following message on their Facebook pages:

“Thank you, deeply and sincerely, for all of your love and support. It is a very difficult time, and we are so blessed to have you in our lives. Please know that while we are not able to respond to all the messages and calls, we are feeling every ounce of your love. Considering the circumstances, the kids are doing well and have support from their friends, too.

“Our first priority is helping them to adjust and move forward at their own pace to a life without Sarah. Her family will be here soon and will be a big part of making the decisions for how to move forward and honor her best. Thank you for understanding that we are not able to see everyone right now. Please know that we love you, we appreciate you, and we will be sure to let everyone know when arrangements for Sarah’s memorial have been made.

“All that we need is exactly what you have given us, your love and support.

“However, we’d like to thank the members of our Cirque family that have set up this wonderful website to share memories, stay informed, make donations to benefit the kids and enhance their future in whichever way possible and celebrate Sarah at .”

A candlelight vigil honoring the 31-year-old artist and teacher is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Studio 222 (The Fit Labs) at 8645 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 104, in Las Vegas. That is the studio where Guyard-Guillot instructed children in acrobatic arts.

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