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October 22, 2017

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Entertainment community remembers a friend

Danny Gans

Singer, impressionist and comedian Danny Gans, shown performing at the Encore Theatre on March 20, died suddenly Friday at his home in Henderson. Launch slideshow »

“Danny was an immense talent and a great friend. He brought so much to Las Vegas, both on and off the stage. He gave his time and talent to local charities, and can be credited with creating an era of impressionist entertainers on the Strip. I will miss him.” — Wayne Newton

“The lights of Las Vegas will forever be dimmer without Danny Gans. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends.” — Barry Manilow

“Danny had an amazing talent that was surpassed only by his love and compassion ... He worked tirelessly to entertain his audience and worked even harder behind the scenes to help the underprivileged in Las Vegas. With his loss, the world is a sadder place.” — Andre Agassi

“Danny Gans will not only be remembered as a Las Vegas entertainer, but as a man who loved his family, loved God and loved the city of Las Vegas.” — Chip Lightman

“Elaine and I and all of us in the company are devastated at the loss of our brilliant, talented and loving friend. One of the most unique human beings and entertainers in the world has been taken from us in an unexpected moment. A profoundly tragic event that leaves us all sad and speechless.” — Steve Wynn

“He was not only our producer but also a good friend; we would routinely call him for advice and direction regarding our production. We’ve lost an amazing entertainer. His friendship, charisma and talent will be greatly missed.” — Donny & Marie

“I was shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of such a unique and gifted talent.” — Cher

“I heard about this and thought, ‘What? You’re kidding, right?’ It’s unbelievable. Danny was always really nice to me whenever I saw him on a red carpet or at an event — he always used my real name, Scott (Thompson), and I had a lot of respect for his act. When you got to Las Vegas, the first name you saw was Danny Gans. He really made a name for himself in this city.” — Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson

“Danny Gans was a very talented impressionist who really created amazing illusions by being so many beloved celebrities.” — Criss Angel

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