America’s Got Talent Star Passes Away

America's Got Talent Star Passes Away

( – Magician Scott Alexander first appeared on “America’s Got Talent” during the show’s sixth season in 2011 The audition that earned him a prominent place in the competition involved impressing Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan, and Howie Mandel with the trick of making a levitating woman appear out of thin air. That woman happened to be his wife — Jenny. Alexander made it all the way to the quarterfinals when he was eliminated after performing an impressive trick of making an entire gospel choir vanish, only to reappear in another location.

On February 6, the magician’s wife announced on social media that her husband had a stroke while working on a cruise ship and later passed away. The couple share three teenage kids who are all devastated by the sudden loss. Mrs. Alexander asked her followers for prayers at this trying time.

Although the magician didn’t win the sixth season, his appearance catapulted his career. After the show, The Sun reported he headlined at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for more than seven years. Penn & Teller, also magicians, welcomed Alexander on the second season of their show, “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” on The CW in 2015. The show welcomes those who share their craft to try and fool the veterans with their tricks and illusions. If the contestants succeed, they could earn a spot in Penn & Teller’s Vegas show.

People reported local fundraising organizer Ashley DeStephano knew the entertainer and had only nice things to say about him. She said he was a “loving husband” and “caring father” who was friendly and very involved in his family’s lives. DeStephano also shared that Alexander was transferred to a hospital in St. Kitts for treatment after his stroke, but they weren’t able to save him. She called for the community to come together and support the grieving family.

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