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AGT's Scott Alexander Has Passed Away

The magician's wife, Jenny, broke the news on Instagram. He will be sorely missed. 

By Christopher Rosa
Scott Alexander on America's Got Talent

AGT's Scott Alexander, a magician who appeared on Season 6 of the show, has passed away, his wife announced on Instagram in February 2023. 

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"He suffered a stroke while working on a cruise ship in St. Kitts and did not make it home to us,” Jenny wrote, according to Deadline. “We are shattered. Please hold us in your prayers.” 

Viewers remember Scott Alexander as the magician who wowed then-Judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel with an illusion that made a woman appear out of nowhere, be held up by water, and then levitate. He was sent to the next round in Las Vegas but was eventually eliminated during the Quarter-Finals. Magicians have been a staple Act on AGT since its inception, but Scott Alexander truly brought something special to the mix. 

He enjoyed more work in front of the camera after AGT, as well, appearing in Season 2 of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, in addition to other performances. 

Deadline reports Scott Alexander is survived by his wife and their four children. 

Last year saw the passing of another AGT veteran: Jane "Nightbirde' Marczewski" who died at 31 following a battle with cancer. “We, her family, are devastated by her passing and unimaginable loss," Marczewski's family said in a statement to NBC News. "Many remember her from America’s Got Talent, where she performed her song ‘It’s OK’ and inspired millions of people around the globe with her messages of faith and never giving up."

“Those who knew her, enjoyed her larger-than-life personality and sense of humor," the family added in their statement. "Her lasting legacy will be the gift of hope she gave to so many through her music and the strength she found in Jesus.” 

America's Got Talent said in a statement about Nightbirde, “Your voice, your story, and your message touched millions. "Nightbirde will always be a member of the AGT family. Rest In Peace, Jane.”

And rest in peace, Scott Alexander. Your talent was singular and phenomenal and will never be forgotten. 

AGT: All-Stars airs every Monday at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock.

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