The 52-year-old magician Scott Alexander, who competed on Season 6 of America’s Got Talent in 2011 and advanced to the show’s quarterfinals, passed away. Scott’s death was tragically reported on Instagram on February 6 by his wife, Jenny Alexander. Last night, I said goodbye to my husband of 19 years.
Jenny said, “My children have lost their father,” and attached images of the couple and their three kids. Jenny said, “He had a stroke while working on a cruise ship in St. Kitts, and he never made it back to us.” Our hearts are broken. Think of us in your prayers. Scott was a standout performer on AGT season 6. As part of his audition, he levitated his assistant and wife Jenny with a bucket of water.
The judges, Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel, were so delighted with Scott’s audition that he advanced to the next round. Scott’s elimination came in the quarterfinals after his illusion in which a gospel choir vanished and then returned failed to impress the judges.
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., a jazz vocalist, was crowned the season’s victor. After his time on America’s Got Talent, Scott made an appearance on the second season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, the magic competition series developed by Penn Jillette and Teller.
AGT Magician Scott Alexander Dies at 52
Jenny, Scott Alexander‘s wife, announced his death in an Instagram post with the words, “I lost my spouse yesterday,” which was picked up by TMZ. A father figure was taken away from my children. He was working on a cruise ship in St. Kitts when he had a stroke and never returned home. We are shattered,” it says in the post, which also includes images of Alexander and his family.
We ask that you remember us in your prayers. Alexander’s magic performance was featured on Season 6 of America’s Got Talent in 2011. His wife Jenny reportedly helped him out on the show as an assistant, as reported by TMZ. The magician’s levitation trick at his audition was so impressive that he advanced to the following round.
Alexander Reached the Quarterfinals of Season 6
After advancing past the Season 6 Vegas round, Alexander executed a stunning illusion in the Quarterfinals by having a gospel choir vanish off the stage and reappear in the theater’s balcony. Unfortunately, Alexander did not receive enough support from the voters to advance to the next round.
However, the magician continued his act. Later, he joined The Magic of Puck, a competitor from AGT Season 7, in an episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Season 2. An extreme performer from Season 15 of America’s Got Talent On Monday, in response to Alexander’s passing, Jonathan Goodwin tweeted.
“A bright and inventive magician departed us today. Scott Alexander blew us away with his spectacular performances and ground-breaking compositions, both of which will serve to propel his career. This is a terrible setback. Scott was one of the best of the bunch.