Olivier Rochette


Age: 42

Canadian technician and son of Cirque du Soleil co-founder and vice president Gilles Ste-Croix whose father helped found the Montreal-based company with Guy Laliberte in 1984, which bills itself as "the largest theatrical producer in the world" and it has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from nearly 50 different countries.

Cause of Death: Head injuries suffered in an on-set accident after being struck by an aerial lift

Born: circa 1974

Died: November 30, 2016

San Francisco, California