Magician Scott Alexander, who competed in the sixth series of America’s Got Talent, has tragically passed away after suffering from a stroke while working on a cruise ship, his heartbroken wife has announced.
Scott’s wife Jenny shared the devastating news on Instagram, where she wrote: “I lost my husband yesterday. My kids lost their father. He suffered a stroke while working on a cruise ship in St Kitts and did not make it home to us.
“We are shattered. Please hold us in your prayers.”
Fans were quick to share their messages of condolences, with one commenting: “I’m sitting here in shock staring at my computer screen. Jenny, my heart is heavy thinking of you and your kids. I will be praying for you all for strength. God Bless you, your kids and may your husband always be your guardian angel!!!!”
Another wrote: “Jenny, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Both you and Scott hold a very dear place in my heart as your act was the very first professional stage hand job I had way back in 1998 at Wizards Weekend in Minneapolis, MN.
“I learned a tremendous amount from that show that allowed me to be successful with other acts. As an added bonus, you introduced me to the band Squirrel Nut Zippers when you performed the cremation illusion.
“I am absolutely devastated with this news. You and your family are in my thoughts and know that I am grieving with you.”
While a third simply added: “I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are for you and your children.”
Scott, who worked as a magician, shot to fame in 2011 when he appeared on the sixth season of America’s Got Talent, with Jenny appearing alongside him as his assistant.
His audition on the show saw him appear to make a woman appear out of nowhere. In the second round, titled the Vegas round, his appearance consisted of an illusion in which a woman seemed to disappear upon moving from one half of a circle to the other, before then re-appearing.
He made it all the way to the quarterfinal, where his act consisted of an illusion in which a gospel choir disappeared and then reappeared.
While impressive, Scott did not receive enough votes in the public vote and he was eliminated from the competition.
Following his time on AGT, the magician appeared on Season 2 of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, as part of a double act alongside fellow America’s Got Talen alumn The Magic of Puck.
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