HOLLYWOOD HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said the death of a magician at the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood appears to have been an accident.
Daryl Easton, 61, was found by an employee hanging in a showroom. The death prompted the private club to close just before 7:30 p.m. Friday night.
Earlier reports indicated it was a possible suicide. Coroner officials said Saturday the motive is accidental and was still under investigation.
The non-profit Academy of Magical Arts issued a statement, calling Easton one of their most beloved and talented performers.
Easton won gold in an international magic competition, was a headline act at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas for seven years and performed at President George W. Bush's inaugural ball.
Magician's death at Hollywood's Magic Castle appears to be accidental, coroner says