Daryl Easton has been identified as the magician found dead of an apparent suicide in the closet of the Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Easton, 61, was found dead at the ritzy private club located in Los Angeles after he failed to take the stage for his performance. He was discovered with a plastic bag over his head wearing only his underwear.


The 61-year-old was known for his card tricks and was set to perform at Hollywood’s famed club, where he was a regular visitor, around the time his body was found. He was called the Magician’s Magician among his industry colleagues and legendary for inventing card tricks called the Hot Shot Cut and the Ultimate Ambition, NY Daily News reported. h/t dailymail

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Easton’s family and friends at this difficult time.