The body of a well known touring hypnotist has been found
outside a central Sydney unit block.
It's believed Las Vegas showman Dr Scott Lewis fell from an
eleventh-floor balcony to the fourth floor of the Pyrmont
complex where he was staying with other performers.
His body was found by police on Saturday morning.
Dr Lewis was discovered missing when he failed to meet a bus
which was to take him and six other members of the
Illusionists 2.0 show to the Sydney Opera House where they
were to perform.
"I came out of my room, I could hear someone screaming for
help," witness John Breen told the Nine Network.
A crime scene has been established, which has been examined
by forensic specialists.
Police aren't treating the death as suspicious.
However, a report is being prepared for the coroner.
Meanwhile, the Sydney Opera House released a statement on
Saturday evening, saying it had been informed of Dr Lewis'
"We wish to express our deepest sympathies to Dr Lewis'
family and friends, as well as to the cast and crew of The
Illusionists 2.0," it read.
"Dr Lewis was a wonderful performer and he will be greatly
The show's co-producer Tim Lawson said his colleagues were
deeply saddened by the sudden loss.
"The entire company has decided to continue the show in his
honour, and send our heartfelt condolences to his family and
friends," he said.