Magician Scott Alexander, known for his stint on America’s Got Talent, has passed away. He died of a stroke on Sunday, February 5. The magician was on a cruise when his health deteriorated suddenly, and he could not make it to his home.
Alexander’s wife has confirmed his death with a post on social media. He shot to fame by appearing on the sixth season of the talent hunt program on NBC. Read on to know more about his life and career.
AGT Fame Magician Scott Alexander Passes Away
Scott’s wife, Jenny Alexander, who also appeared as his assistant on America’s Got Talent, took to Instagram on Monday to announce the tragic news. She shared a series of photos of their happy family and 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. ❤️,” she continued. A number of followers expressed their condolences with their comments.
“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!!!! 🙏❤️,” wrote a friend.
Another commented, “Dear Jenny, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers. Sending so much love your way during this devastating time.” Escape artist Jonathan Goodwin tweeted, “A brilliant and creative magician left us today.”
“Scott Alexander was fab, and he gifted us with great performances and awesome material which will take his name forward. A real loss. Scott was one of the really good ones. #RIPScottAlexander,” he added.
Magician Paul Armstrong also expressed his grief and tweeted, “The world of magic is a poorer place today. Shocked and saddened at the sudden passing of Scott Alexander. My thoughts are with his family.”
Alexander Appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2011
Scott took a keen interest in magic ever since he was a child. At the age of six, he received a book featuring illusions and tricks from his grandmother. He started practicing the tricks while in elementary and high school before earning a degree in theatre in 1995. He met his wife during a play based on Cinderella in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Alexander then took up a career as a full-time magician. In 2011, he appeared on America’s Got Talent season 6 with his wife Jenny as his assistant. He impressed the judges in the audition act, where he made a woman appear out of nowhere and levitated her.
Judges Piers Morgan, Howie Mandel, and Sharon Osbourne were fascinated by his performance and selected him for the Vegas round. Alexander made it to the quarterfinals but was then eliminated. His last performance on the show featured a gospel choir disappearing and reappearing at some distance.
Alexander is survived by his wife and their four children. May his soul rest in peace!