This is tragic news. Daryl Easton was found dead at the historic Magic Castle in Los Angeles and you can read more about the magician here.
How heartbreaking! Beloved magician Daryl Easton was 61 years old at the famed Magic Castle in Los Angeles, California when he was found dead in a closet around 7:30 local time on Feb. 24. He was scheduled to perform around the time he was found hanging with a bag over his head, according to TMZ. Authorities have ruled Daryl’s death as a suicide, as reported by New York Daily News.
There has been an outpouring of grief and remembrances for Daryl since the news of his death. Many have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts. “Sadly, the clever, talented #DarylEaston passed away last night. #RIP, magician’s magician!” one user wrote. Another wrote a heartfelt message, The magic community around the world is sad & in shock today. No matter what the details, you will be missed Daryl Easton.”
— Link Valiant (@linkvaliant) February 25, 2017
I first met Daryl Easton @Daryl_Magic when I was the house magician at (Sonny) Bono's Restaurant and Carroll O'Connor's The Ginger Man. RIP
— SteamRoller (@ComicActor) February 25, 2017
The magic community around the world is sad & in shock today. No matter what the details, you will be missed Daryl Easton. #magiccastle
— THE ILLUSIONIST (@officialTCTI) February 25, 2017
More Twitter users shared their own thoughts on Daryl’s death. “I dedicate tonight’s magic performance to Daryl Easton, ‘The Magician’s Magician’,” one tweet read. Another kept it simple with a solemn, “RIP Daryl Easton.”
I dedicate tonight's magic performance to Daryl Easton, "The Magician's Magician". Hope to see you there tonight. https://t.co/rJnvuky5hB
— Brian J. Hatcher (@brianjhatcher) February 25, 2017
RIP Daryl Easton
— Trevor Race (@TrevorRace) February 25, 2017
“A beloved illusionist, who was performing at the Magic Castle this week, was found dead on the club’s premises,” the Magic Castle said in a statement to the NY Daily News, “The magic community mourns the loss of one of our most beloved and talented performers.” The club serves as a eatery and showcase venue for magicians and illusionists. Easton was affectionately known among the magic community as “The Magician’s Magician.”
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