Scott Alexander a magician whose claim to fame was his performances on America’s Got Talent has died.
Scott’s wife Jenny shared the tragic news on Monday. She posted: “We have lost a father, a husband, a son, a brother, a friend, a mentor, and one hell of an entertainer.” Jenny appeared on AGT as his assistant. Jenny also revealed Scott’s cause of death. “Scott suffered a stroke while working on a cruise ship in St Kitts and did not make it home to us,” she said.
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Who was Scott Alexander?
Scott Alexander got interested in magic and wanted to pursue it full-time after receiving a book of illusions and tricks from his godmother at the age of six. Even back in elementary and high school, he practiced magic and eventually became a full-time entertainer upon graduating college in 1995. He earned a degree in theater.
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Even his love story with his wife, Jenny is a magical one as they met in a play where she portrayed Cinderella and he played the prince. He lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the couple have three children. Although it was quite a challenge to balance a career on road while raising a family of three, he continued to pursue his dream of seeing his name in the lights of Las Vegas.
Alexander, along with his wife, became famous on season 6 of America’s Got Talent where he impressed the judges with his illusions and tricks. It all started with his audition which consisted of making a woman appear out of nowhere, be supported by water, then levitate. Judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel at the time, all voted in favor of sending him forward to the Vegas round. However, he fell short of reaching the finals as he was eliminated in the Quarterfinals.
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Scott also appeared on Season 2 of Penn & Teller: Fool Us after being recognized on AGT.