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5 Performers Plummet Off High Wire During Wallenda Act

Wallenda not hurt, no life-threatening injuries

(Newser) - A circus act in Florida that featured members of the famed Wallenda family, including extreme stuntman Nik Wallenda , went terribly wrong Wednesday when five performers in an eight-person routine fell 25 to 30 feet to the ground off a high wire, the Herald-Tribune reports. Wallenda was not one of the... More »

Wallenda Matriarch Dies at 87

Jenny Wallenda was Nik's grandmother, lost husband and dad to stunt accidents

(Newser) - Jenny Wallenda, 87, the matriarch of the internationally famous family of high-flying circus performers, died late yesterday at her home in Sarasota, family members said. Wallenda's nephew, Rick Wallenda, said his aunt died following a lengthy illness. "She had a great life in entertainment, a very rewarding and... More »

Circus Prodigy, 10, Dies in Accident

Caleb 'Flip' Kors killed in hanging accident in bedroom

(Newser) - A 10-year-old acrobat, juggler, and street-performing phenom has died in a mysterious hanging accident at his Washington home, leaving adoring fans stunned and bereft. Caleb "Flip" Kors was found strangled in his bedroom among his acrobatic equipment, and may have been climbing to retrieve something for a costume, reports... More »

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