America’s Got Talent alum Scott Alexander has died after suffering a stroke; he was 52 years old.
Scott’s wife, Jenny Alexander, broke the news to her followers on Instagram, revealing her husband died while working on a cruise ship on Sunday.
“I lost my husband yesterday. My kids lost their father. 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,” she posted on Instagram.
Scott had competed in season six of the reality series America’s Got Talent before he was estimated in the quarterfinals.
Scott’s wife also competed alongside him as his magical assistant.
The pair lived with their three children in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
In addition to AGT, Alexander was also a contestant on season two of Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
Alexander leaves behind his wife Jenny and their three children, according to TMZ.
Reports say his family was not on the cruise ship at the time of his death.
Fellow entertainers expressed their condolences at the news of Scott’s passing.
“A brilliant and creative magician left us today. Scott Alexander was fab, and he gifted us with great performances and awesome material which will take his name forward. A real loss. Scott was one of the really good ones. #RIPScottAlexander,” tweeted daredevil Jonathan Goodwin.
Magician Paul Armstrong tweeted: “The world of magic is a poorer place today. Shocked and saddened at the sudden passing of Scott Alexander. My thoughts are with his family.”
Others showed their support in the comments section of her Instagram post.
“Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Stay Strong! He knows he was loved. I remember seeing him on American Got Talent, so sad to hear that this happened,” one posted.
“I’m sitting here in shock, staring at my computer screen. Jenny, my heart is heavy thinking of you and your kids. I will be praying for you all for strength. God Bless you, your kids and may your husband always be your guardian angel!!!!” another wrote.