Newswire: Dead body discovered at the Magic Castle

Hollywood’s Magic Castle is one of the most famous magic clubs in the world; an invitation-only nightspot for dedicated practitioners and fans to watch shows and ply their trade. According to The Hollywood Reporter, though, the club’s normal tricks-and-patter routine was disrupted earlier tonight, when a dead body was found in a closet at the club.

The LAPD was quickly called to the scene, and the death—reportedly of a magician, although no identifying details have been revealed—is apparently being investigated as a suicide.

The Magic Castle has been a frequent shooting location for a number of magic-inclined projects; most recently, Judd Apatow’s Love filmed an episode there that aired last year. It’s also served as a performance venue for any number of celebrity hobbyists, including Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Alexander, and Johnny Carson.

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