Scott Alexander, a talented magician who competed on the sixth season of America’s Got Talent, has died at the age of 52.
“I lost my husband yesterday. My kids lost their father,” Jenny Alexander wrote.”He suffered a stroke while working on a cruise ship in St Kitts and did not make it home to us. We are shattered. Please hold us in your prayers.”
The post was accompanied by a photo of the couple along with their children, Jack (18), Roxy (17) and Sawyer (13).
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Scott Alexander appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2011 where he impressed judges Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel and Piers Morgan.
His wife acted as his assistant on the competition show, and together they made it to the quarterfinals.
Upon his elimination from the AGT, Alexander appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, a competition show in which magicians perform in front of legendary illusionist act Penn & Teller. He also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, headlined at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, and performed regularly on cruise ships around the world.
A GoFundMe account set up for his family also acknowledges his reputation as a family man.
“Those within this circle knew him as a good man, a loving Husband, a caring Father. A Family man. The Dad who helped with homecoming parade floats, science projects, Halloween costumes, his kids’ talent show school performances,” the site reads. “He very clearly loved his family, his wife, and his three children.”