A trapeze artist fell to her death during a performance of the Shrine Circus, but officials said the show went on as scheduled with the audience unaware of exactly what happened.

Belinda Conners, 34, of Gainesville, Texas, fell 28 feet to the cement floor of Lakeview Arena Monday night, said police Capt. Sal Sarvello. She was taken to Marquette General Hospital where she later died of multiple injuries.Conners fell just as her performance was ending and the spotlight already was focused on another area of the arena, Sarvello said.