Actor in Christmas show died after 25-foot fall

December 18, 2008 6:26:07 PM PST
An actor in a Christmas pageant who was suspended 25 feet in the air by an overhead rope has died after falling headfirst onto a concrete church floor. Keri Shryock and two other actors were playing wise men on their way to Bethlehem in last night's opening performance at Crossroads Community Church in Cincinnati.

The 23-year-old Shryock was taken to University Hospital, where she died today.

Ten remaining performances of the show "Awaited" were canceled. The nondenominational church is set to have an evening of prayer, reflection and worship tonight