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    A performer injured at the MK on Thursday has died

    Injured Disney Performer Dies - Central Florida News 13
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    OMGoodness! During the Pirate Tutorial? I cannot for the life of me figure out what could have caused this kind of injury? I wonder if he was playing the part of Jack Sparrow? Jack jumps down from the wagon at one point during the tutorial....that's the only thing I can think of. This is so sad. I wonder if it is one of the CM's that my boys have had interaction during the tutorial's. So very, very sad. My heart and prayers go out to his friends, family and co-workers.

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    from what I read on another forum (Stupidguesttricks) the stage was wet and he slipped.
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    That is horrible. It has been a rough year at WDW for mishaps. Prayers to the family.

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    This is terrible! P & P goes out to everyone effected!
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    Very sad, sending prayers and heartfelt sympathy to the friends and family of this CM
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    very sad prayers go out to the family
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    That's awful...Disney isn't having much luck this summer :-( My prayers are with the family and friends of the CM!
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    So sad, Prayers to family and friends.

    It doesn't appear that Disney knew much of his injuries according to the Orlando Sentinel:

    www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/orl-bk-disney-performer-dies-081009,0,7112500.story
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    This is just so awful! It sounded like he was a consummate performer to the end - making sure that the children weren't frightened by what had happened.
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    Re: Sad News

    This is so sad.

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydreamer98 View Post
    OMGoodness! During the Pirate Tutorial? I cannot for the life of me figure out what could have caused this kind of injury? I wonder if he was playing the part of Jack Sparrow? Jack jumps down from the wagon at one point during the tutorial....that's the only thing I can think of. This is so sad. I wonder if it is one of the CM's that my boys have had interaction during the tutorial's. So very, very sad. My heart and prayers go out to his friends, family and co-workers.
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    Seems a bit odd, he was walking around after and laughing and joking in th eER, then the NEXT day he passes. I do not know about traumatic brain injury stuff, but that sounds really bad. Prayers to his family and all involved so tey do not carry too much guilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joanna71985 View Post
    This is so sad.



    No. He was friends with Mack.

    I'm confused by your comment Joanna....so it was a CM who played Jack or was it a CM who played Mac?

    Has anyone seen a picture of the CM posted anywhere yet?

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    I'm confused by your comment Joanna....so it was a CM who played Jack or was it a CM who played Mac?

    Has anyone seen a picture of the CM posted anywhere yet?
    Okay...I just did some Googling and I see that he was playing the part of Mac. If anyone comes across a photo of him in character, could you please post it here. Thanks.

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    Not in costume, but here's a pic of the CM. The news story at this next link does indeed confirm that he played Mac.

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