Hypnotist Scott Lewis has plunged to his death from the balcony of a Sydney apartment, Australian police said on Sunday.
Scott Lewis was in the city performing his hypnosis act along with six other performers in the show The Illusionists 2.0, which opened at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday last week.
A police spokeswoman said officers were called to an apartment building in downtown Pyrmont at 9:40 a.m. on Saturday to find a body lying on a balcony.
Media reports said Scott Lewis had fallen from an 11th floor balcony to the fourth floor. Scott Lewis was staying with other performers at the building, which is a short drive from the opera house.
The spokeswoman, who spoke on condition of anonymity citing police policy, said investigators had ruled out any suspicious circumstances.
Police had yet to determine whether Scott Lewis’s fall was the result of “misadventure or self-harm,” she said.
Co-producer Tim Lawson said the show would continue.
“The company is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Dr. Lewis,” Tim Lawson said in a statement.
“The entire company has decided to continue the show in his honor, and send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends,” he added.
Sydney Opera House said in a statement that Scott Lewis “was a wonderful performer and he will be greatly missed.”
His website said he had the distinction of having “the longest-running family-friendly comedy hypnosis show in Las Vegas history.”
Scott Lewis appeared at Las Vegas’ Riviera Hotel for nine years.
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