WDW Castmember dies after injury

12/08/2009

A CM in the Magic Kingdom’s “Captan Jack Sparrrow’s Pirate Tutorial” has passed away after suffering a head injury during a performance.

The Orlando Sentinel has reported that Mark Priest, 47, slipped on a wet spot during a performance and was taken to the hospital on Thursday, August 6th. His vertebrae was broken and he required 55 stitches.

Priest passed away on Monday from a  blod clot following complications on Monday 11th August.

Disney officials have contacted the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Our thoughts go out to Priest’s family, friends and co-workers.

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