Las Vegas entertainer Gans dies at home at age 52

Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans died at his home this morning. He was 52. … The cause of death is unknown. … Henderson Police spokesman Officer Todd Rasmussen said this morning they received a call about 3:45 a.m. from a woman inside the home at 761 Ricota Court in Henderson. The woman said that a 52-year-old male was having breathing problems. When officers and paramedics arrived they found the man unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene. … Rasmussen said, as per department procedure, police are conducting a death investigation at the home.
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Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans died at his home this morning. He was 52.

The cause of death is unknown.
Henderson Police spokesman Officer Todd Rasmussen said this morning they received a call about 3:45 a.m. from a woman inside the home at 761 Ricota Court in Henderson. The woman said that a 52-year-old male was having breathing problems. When officers and paramedics arrived they found the man unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rasmussen said, as per department procedure, police are conducting a death investigation at the home. The Clark County coroner’s office said this morning that they had not yet received Gans’ body.

Gans has been a Las Vegas entertainer for more than 12 years performing as a self-described “musical impressionist.” He was scheduled to perform his show tonight at the Encore Theater at the Encore Las Vegas Resort.

In an official statement from Gans’ manager Chip Lightman, he said Gans died in his sleep around 3 a.m.

“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.

“Danny Gans has been my partner and dear friends for over 18 years, I will truly miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife of 28 years, Julie Gans, and 3 children, Amy, Andrew and Emily.”

Casino developer Steve Wynn also released a statement about the entertainer.

“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. The loss of Danny to his wife Julie, his children Amy, Andrew and Emily is at this moment impossible to comprehend. We will all try to go on with our lives without our dear friend. At this moment it seems almost impossible.”

Gans’ show at The Mirage earned him title of “Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year” for 11 years in a row.

In February, Gans changed venues and had been performing his show at the new Encore Theater.

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