Sad news this morning - long time Las Vegas headliner Danny Gans, who recently opened a new show at Encore Las Vegas, has apparently died in his sleep. He was 52 years old.
Gans previous show at The Mirage had a long successful run, as did his previous off-Strip engagement at The Rio.
While perhaps not known outside of Las Vegas, Danny Gans' show was one of the town's most popular.
I know Gans was married and had children. Very sad.
Update: Richard Abowitz has the Wynn statement: http://vegasblog.latimes.com/vegas/2009/05/breaking-vegas-headliner-dead-at-52.html
Update: Steve Friess spoke with Gans manager Chip Lightman: http://thestrippodcast.blogspot.com/2009/05/danny-gans-dead-at-52.html