Trapeze artist, 29, dies after falls and bumped her head during practice session while trapped in Spain with traveling circus during coronavirus lock
- 29-year-old Guadalupe Videla smashed her skull to the ground in a freak accident in Beasain
- She collapsed about five meters, missed a safety mat and was rushed to the hospital
- She had just arrived at Il Circo Italiano after arriving from Andorra
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A trapeze artist stuck in a Spanish city as a result of the coronavirus crisis died after falling and banging her head during a practice session.
29-year-old Uruguayan Guadalupe Videla smashed her skull to the ground in a freak accident after jumping about a meter or two and missing a safety mat a few inches.
She was rushed to the hospital, but died hours later.
The tragedy took place in the Basque town of Beasain, half an hour’s drive south of the city of San Sebastian, where Guadalupe had been stranded with the circus she worked for since mid-March.
29-year-old Uruguayan Guadalupe Videla hit her skull on the ground in a freak accident after jumping about a meter or two and missing a safety mat in Beasain, Spain, for a long time.
She had just arrived at Il Circo Italiano after arriving from Andorra.
A routine police investigation into her death is underway.
Circus bosses paid tribute to Guadalupe in an emotional social media post, saying, “An angel left us.
“We know she will continue to show off her beauty and talent and the fantastic smile she has always given us from heaven.
“We will always miss the way she made the impossible possible.
Guadalupe had been stranded with the circus she worked for since mid-March. She had just arrived at Il Circo Italiano after arriving from Andorra.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Guadalupe will always remain in our hearts. ‘
Devastated friend Paola Tapia said, “Fly your wings and fly so high where sorrow never reaches you.
“Fly so fast that you will overcome your setbacks.
“You lived your life the way you wanted and traveled the world the way you wanted.
“You were happy and you became an angel, my friend. Follow your path with those wings you’ve always dreamed of.
“We’re going to miss you so much. My heart is broken, but you would tell me, “My friend is not crying.” ‘
In addition to Spain and Argentina, Guadalupe’s love for the circus had also brought her to Panama, among others
Edgardo Fonticelli said of the tragedy involving the trapeze artist from the Uruguayan capital Montevideo: ‘What a loss. Such a young artist. ‘
In addition to Spain and Argentina, Guadalupe’s love for the circus had also brought her to Panama, among others.
A few months before her death, she shared an old 2013 photo with friends of hers with her first tattoo and joked, ‘My first tattoo and that’s how I started. Let’s go for more. ‘
Her devastated colleagues hope to perform in Beasain in early June as soon as the circus reopens due to a relaxation of the lockdown restrictions.
The accident that led to her death happened while she was practicing for a new show with other acrobats.
Ringmaster Pele Rossi, insisting she may have been injured only if she had not fallen from such a low height, said, “If she had been higher when she fell, she would have had time to turn.”