We first heard about this tragedy on Sunday. It was hard to believe. Out of respect for his family and friends, we waited for an official announcement from his family, which came on Monday.

Scott Alexander, a magician who appeared on Season 6 of America’s Got Talent, has died following a stroke, his wife Jenny revealed on Instagram.

“He suffered a stroke while working on a cruise ship in St Kitts and did not make it home to us,” Jenny wrote. “We are shattered. Please hold us in your prayers.” Her caption appeared next to a photo of Scott with their children.

Alexander impressed the judges in his audition for Season 6 with an illusion in which a woman seemed to appear out of nowhere, be supported by water, then levitate. He was sent to the Vegas round after judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel voted “Yes”. He was eventually eliminated in the quarterfinals following a performance of an illusion in which a gospel choir disappeared and then reappeared a distance away.

From Deadline.com

Locally, in Baltimore, Scott was perhaps best known for his regular appearances and influence at Denny Haney’s magic shop, and his regular appearances at FPX Theater in Essex. Scott was also thought of fondly by those he mentored as well. He will be missed by many in the magic community. Our hearts go out to his family, his friends, colleagues, and frequent collaborator, Puck.

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