Magic Castle Suicide

A magician who regularly performed at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California was found dead on Friday. Police have ruled the cause of death was a suicide.

Daryl Easton, a 61-year-old magician, was called the “Magician’s Magician” and was most known for his card tricks. According to a CBS report, he was found dead by one of the club’s employees, hanging in a showroom with nothing but his underwear and a bag over his head.

The Academy of Magical Arts and the Magic Club posted a statement on Facebook in regards to Easton’s death.

“The magic community mourns the loss of one of our most beloved and talented performers and the AMA’s deepest regrets and heartfelt sympathy go out to Daryl’s family,” the group said in a statement.

“Daryl was a World Champion, first-place FISM Gold medal winning, close-up magician with over 40 years of experience in both performing and selling the finest magic in the world.”

The Magic Club added, “Daryl performed as a headline act at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for seven years fine tuning his already encyclopedic knowledge of magic. Daryl has performed literally thousands of shows for audiences as diverse as the Witch Doctors on the South Pacific island of Vanuatu to the movers and shakers of the political world at the Presidential Ball in Washington, D.C.”

Easton’s body was discovered around the time he was scheduled to perform.