What the hell?! I was just in Las Vegas staying at the Wynn Resort thinking to myself that I should go watch the Danny Gans show and here we are on May 1st, and he is now dead.
Here’s a quote from Wikipedia mentioning this news:
On Friday, May 1, 2009, Gans died unexpectedly at his home in Henderson, Nevada. He complained of shortness of breath around 3:30 a.m., but by the time the paramedics arrived, Gans had already died. The cause of death is unknown. He is survived by his wife, Julie, and three children, Amy, Andrew and Emily.
I never got to see the show, even when he was at the Mirage, but everyone always told me I should. There’s nothing more to say. Rest in peace, sir.
His website as of 12:52pm today is still in its original form, however, clicking on the purchase tickets link sends you over to Encore’s website where a simple message is displayed informing you no events are scheduled.
As of today, May 2, 2009, Wynn Las Vegas has changed their marquee to represent this tragic event: