Bizarre Deaths

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Magicians' Bizarre Deaths

These magicians met an unfortunate- and unusual- end

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Chung Ling Soo

Theodore Annemann

Balabrega

Tommy Cooper

 
Chevalier Agoston
Died of starvation
Ted Annemann
Died as a suicide
Balabrega
Died from an exploding stage light
Washington Irving Bishop
Died from a premature autopsy after falling into a coma
Chung Ling Soo
Died after being shot onstage performing the Bullet Catch
Otto Blumenfeld
Also died after being shot onstage performing the Bullet Catch
Tommy Cooper
Died from a heart attack suffered while performing on live television
Cortini
Died from a heart attack suffered while performing onstage
Dante, The Mormon Wizard
Died from being accidentally shot while hunting
Professor Enrico
Died when his doctor accidently administered a dose of heroin to him
Caryl Fleming
Died from a heart attack suffered while performing a card trick
Walter Floyd
Died from a heart attack suffered while performing onstage
"Big Bill" Hilliar
Died as a suicide
Harry Houdini
Died from peritonitis aggravated by neglect
Lafayette
Died in a theater fire
C.H. Larette
Shot himself rather than be imprisoned by the Gestapo
Doc Nixon
Vanished without a trace
Lynn Searles
Died after being shot during a robbery of his magic shop
 
 

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