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American magician and actor Ricky Jay dies

The magician helped to create amazing illusions in top Hollywood films


American magician and actor, Ricky Jay, has died of natural causes.

The Boogie Nights star first started to perform when he was just four-years-old and became one of the most well-known magicians in the world.

According to BBC, the magician’s exact age is unknown, but many suspect he was born during 1946 to 1948.

Ricky starred in a number of films throughout his career and also advised on illusions in productions such as Forrest Gump and The Prestige.

Boogie Nights

The star also appeared in Deadwood, Tomorrow Never Dies and Magnolia, but was most-known for his incredible ability to throw cards into the rind of a watermelon.