In Orlando, Florida, a Walt Disney World performer died rehearsing for an Indiana Jones stunt show. Anislav Varbanov, 30, injured himself practicing a tumbling roll before Monday night’s show. He was rushed to the hospital, where the injured employee was pronounced dead at 8:53pm.
Disney has announced that it has canceled Tuesday’s show in Varbanov’s memory.
This is the third Disney employee to die in a little over a month. In July, a 21-year-old monorail driver died in a train accident when another train crashed into his own. Last week, a 47-year-old Magic Kingdom performer passed away days after an on-stage fall during a different show.
3rd Disney World employee dies in just over month, Miami Herald, August 17, 2009
Stuntman in Disney show dies, The Sun, August 18, 2009
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