Tragedy struck the Attack on Titan stage play production as stunt coordinator Kazutaka Yoshino passed away due to an accident. The stage play was set to begin performances this summer with Yoshino in-charge of the acrobatic stunts involving “vertical maneuvering” sequences.
According to a report, Yoshino fell 30 feet from the fifth to the second floor of the Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba while inspecting wires. He suspended himself using the equipment that was to be used for action sequences. Emergency services arrived to stabilize him while he was suffering from a heart attack, but unfortunately, he was pronounced dead upon arriving at the hospital.
The police are investigating the cause of the accident, with the playhouse fully cooperating. They are trying to determine if the accident was caused by lapses in safety management or faulty equipment.
Yoshino was considered the top aerial performer in Japan and was a member of Cirque du Soleil, the largest theater producer in the world.
Our thoughts and best wishes go out to Yoshino’s family and friends.