(USNewsBreak.com) – “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) gives people a platform to show off their skills and draws millions of viewers. Some of the contestants who make it through the many rounds go on to have successful careers. Such was the case with magician Scott Alexander, who appeared on the show in 2011. He tragically died recently at the age of 52.
On Monday, February 6, Alexander’s wife Jenny said on social media that the magician had passed away the day prior. According to the Instagram post, the magician had a stroke on a cruise ship. She asked that people pray for her and her family.
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Following his stroke, Alexander was transported to a local hospital in St. Kitts. Doctors tried to save his life in intensive care, but he died shortly after.
Alexander appeared on Season 6 of AGT in 2011 as a contestant and immediately impressed the judges with his audition, during which he made his wife “appear out of thin air,” according to a People article. He went on to participate in several more competitions on the show before he was eliminated in the quarterfinals. Nonetheless, that wasn’t the end of the magician’s foray into show business.
After his appearance on AGT, he went on to perform for more elite names, such as magician duo Penn & Teller, and appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” which gained him more exposure. His career spanned decades, and he worked his way up to become a headliner on cruises and at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. He also put on smaller shows for local fundraisers for his kids’ schools.
Alexander was a true family guy. A statement on the GoFundMe campaign raising money for his family describes Alexander as “a good man, a loving Husband [sic], a caring Father [sic].”
In addition to his wife of 24 years, Alexander also left behind three children: Sawyer (13), Roxy (17), and Jack (18).
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