​Actor and Magician Ricky Jay Dead at 72

He appeared in such films as 'Magnolia,' 'Tomorrow Never Dies' and 'The Prestige'
​Actor and Magician Ricky Jay Dead at 72
Actor and magician Ricky Jay has passed away at the age of 72. According to his manager, he died at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes on Saturday (November 24).
 
His best-known onscreen role was as a cameraman in Boogie Nights, though he also appeared in such other films as Magnolia, Tomorrow Never Dies, The Prestige, Heist and House of Games. Jay frequently worked as a consultant as well on movies like Ocean's Thirteen and Forest Gump and TV series like Deadwood.
 
In addition to his ability to perform magic, Jay also wrote and published a book about 18th century German magician Matthias Buchinger, who was born without legs and hands.
 
Jay is survived by his wife Chrisann Verges.
 
See some tributes from famous friends and colleagues below.