Scott Alexander, the magician who made it to the quarter-finals on season 6 of America’s Acquired Expertise in 2011, died on the age of 52. Scott’s spouse, Jenny Alexander, introduced his tragic passing on Instagram Feb. 6. “I misplaced my husband yesterday. My children misplaced their father,” Jenny wrote, alongside pictures of the couple with their three youngsters. “He suffered a stroke whereas engaged on a cruise ship in St Kitts and didn’t make it dwelling to us,” Jenny revealed. “We’re shattered. Please maintain us in your prayers. ❤️.”
Scott was probably the most memorable contestants on season 6 of AGT. In his audition, he made his spouse Jenny (additionally his assistant) seem out of skinny air after which levitate with water. Judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel had been so impressed with Scott’s audition and he moved onto the following spherical.
Scott was ultimately eradicated within the quarterfinals after he carried out an phantasm the place a gospel choir disappeared after which reappeared. The winner of that season was jazz singer Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. After AGT, Scott appeared on season 2 of Penn & Teller: Idiot Us, the magic competitors sequence created by Penn Jillette and Teller.
Sadly, Scott’s not the primary AGT alum to go away. Most just lately, season 15 contestant Nolan Neal died of “acute mixed drug toxicity” on the age of 41 in July 2022. Nolan was discovered useless in his condominium in Nashville. The explanation for loss of life was revealed three months later.
In Dec. 2021, season 8 contestant Skilyr Hicks died on the age of 23. It was reported that Skilyr handed away of a doable drug overdose, although that was by no means confirmed. It’s been such a tragedy that a number of America’s Acquired Expertise contestants have died within the final couple years.