Scott Alexander, a magician who competed on Season 6 of America’s Got Talent, has died. He was 52.
His wife Jenny, who also appeared on the show as his assistant, revealed the devastating news on Instagram.
“He suffered a stroke while working on a cruise ship in St Kitts and did not make it home to us,” she wrote. “We are shattered. Please hold us in your prayers.”
Alexander and his wife appeared on AGT in 2011. The father of three impressed the judges, Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel, by making his wife appear out of thin air.
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His performance was good enough to get him through to the Vegas Rounds and later the Quarterfinals, and while his act was still impressive, he did not earn enough votes to continue.
Following AGT, Alexander appeared on Season 2 of Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
According to a GoFundMe set up to help his family, “he has performed countless shows in theaters and auditoriums….from years of headlining at Caesar’s Palace on the Las Vegas strip to Cruise ships sailing across the world.”
Most recently, he was working on a cruise ship in St. Kitts when he suffered a stroke. He has transported to a hospital to receive care, but ultimately he did not make it.
He is survived by his three children (Jack, 18, Roxy, 17, and Sawyer, 13) and wife, Jenny.
My heart breaks for his family and all of those who knew him. He was such a talented man.
May he rest in peace.