Loss of a Legend: Iconic Magician and Gifted Actor Passes Away in L.A.

November 26, 2018Nov 26, 2018

A legendary entertainer has passed away at his home in Los Angeles over the weekend. Ricky Jay, an iconic magician and gifted actor, died at the age of 72 of natural causes.

Fans remember Jay as a brilliant showman who created numerous works of art during the course of his life. He combined his talent for acting with his incredible skills of misdirection and card handling to create brilliant performances.

"His one-man shows played to packed audiences, where his sleight-of-hand artistry impressed even fellow magicians. In one famous trick, he would pierce a watermelon with a card flung through the air. He also wrote several books on games, magic and magicians, including 'Dice: Deception, Fate and Rotten Luck,'" reported Fox News.

Watch the video below to see some of Jay's greatest television performances.

"Jay appeared in several films and television series, including as a cameraman in 'Boogie Nights'; in 'Magnolia' and 'Tomorrow Never Dies'; and in HBO's 'Deadwood.' He consulted on 'Ocean's Thirteen' and 'Forrest Gump' and collected rare books on unusual entertainers and performers dating back hundreds of years," reported Fox.

Please join us in praying for Ricky Jay's family and friends during this difficult time. We hope that the memories of Ricky will help comfort them during this time of loss.

Fans of his magic, and his movies, took to social media to pay tribute to the brilliant magician. His passing truly marks a milestone in the magic community.

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