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Legendary Vegas Entertainer Danny Gans Dies Unexpectedly

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It's a sad day for everyone in Las Vegas. The Man of Many Voices, Danny Gans, has suddenly passed away.

Gans, who was 52-years-old, has been a legend in Vegas for years and years as a singer, musical impressionist, and comedian. He was also named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year a record 11-times in a row!

Sources report the police were called around 3:30am because he was having problems breathing. But, by the time help arrived, he had passed away.

Everyone at Wynn's Encore hotel in Vegas, where Gans had a $150 million contract, is "shocked and upset" at his passing.

Steve Wynn just released the following statement: "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 & 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."

So Sad.

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31 comments to “Legendary Vegas Entertainer Danny Gans Dies Unexpectedly”

  1. buck says – reply to this


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    I only believe you because I saw it on another website first.



  2. 2

    Very sad, his kids are young.



  3. 3

    Danny was a very good performer. I saw him early in his career in Las Vegas.

  4. buck says – reply to this


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    leave it to Perez to screw it up….he was 57 years old. Moron.



  5. 5

    Very Sad. Will be thinking of his family.

  6. buck says – reply to this


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    i half expected the headline from Perez to read ' Legendary Vegas Entertainer Dies, Will Never See Gays Marry '



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    THIS IS AWFUL!
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  8. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Tragic. Asthma? Or flu. Duh-duh-duh…



  9. 9

    HOLY SHIT…HE WAS AN AWESOME PERFORMER TOO



  10. 10

    OMG - A LEGEND HAS GONE. Condolences to his family.



  11. 11

    Never heard of this tool till now…NEXT



  12. 12

    Who?



  13. 13

    I was lucky enough to see him 3 times, starting way back when he was at the Rio. What an awesome entertainer and a huge loss. Prayers to his family and friends.



  14. 14

    This man was amazing both as a performer and friend. Loving husband, father, and amazing brother. I got the chance to know him personally as a family friend and this is an extremely sad day for his family and his friends. He will be very missed. RIP Danny…we all love you.



  15. 15

    Rest in Peace Danny…You will be missed!



  16. 16

    You will be missed



  17. 17

    Rest in Peace!



  18. 18

    Condolences to his family, truly so sad!



  19. 19

    Danny YOU will be missed, Wishing GOD had taken Perez from earth sooner than you. May YOU rest in PEACE you were an amazing talent and offered something to this world versus Perez who is a HATER and LOSER! And I support the Gay community, Perez is an embarrasement to them!!!



  20. 20

    I went to school with and am friends with danny's son and i feel so bad for him. Danny Gans was only a couple years older than my dad and its just so sad that a life can be taken so unexpectedly. I know they'll make it through this difficult time and Rest in Peace danny!
    And "buck" he was 52



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  22. 22

    Hey BUCK, you moron….Danny Gans birthday is October 25, 1956….which makes him 52. Do the math and your homework before you start calling people names you tard!



  23. 23

    I just found out that danny gans had been sick for a while and had been in and out of the hospital under a fake name… still so sad hopefully they all got chance to prepare or say goodbye



  24. 24

    Some of you guys are so rude.. I used to go to school with Danny's daughter and my thoughts and prayers are with their family. Unbelievably tragic and side.



  25. 25

    Very sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.



  26. 26

    Re: buck – He was 52 years old Buck. Who's the moron now?



  27. 27

    My prayers are with and for his family…and loved ones. So sad.



  28. 28

    RIP Bro. This is sad man



  29. 29

    PRESS STATEMENT FROM FELLOW LAS VEGAS IMPRESSIONIST:
    Danny Gans was a fantastic performer and will be missed by me and millions of other fans. My heartfelt prayers go out to his family and friends who, along with his faith were the core of his life.

    I can honestly say that If it were not for Danny’s success, I would probably not be working today as a singing impressionist in Las Vegas(or in the corporate world).

    Even though is truly an honor, I am upset by the circumstance that would somehow suddenly make your mine be the longest running (albeit on a much smaller scale) impressionist show in Las Vegas (7 years).

    As a Las Vegas entertainer, I can only hope to touch the surface of creating a legacy like his. I am shocked and deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Las Vegas' all-time top performers. "Thank You Danny Gans, for bringing so much joy to so many people!"

    RIP my friend.
    All my best,
    Larry G Jones



  30. 30

    Any Danny Gans conspiracy theories out there? It seems mysterious. Conflicting news reports: 1. He passed away in his sleep 2. He woke up with shortness of breath. Also, the time of death is conflicting: 1. Larry King reports he passed at 1:30am. 2. Other reports say 3:44am, his wife called 911 and was he still alive having breathing problems. He died while waiting for paramedics. There's been a toxology report requested, which is only done to test for drugs. Danny barely even drank.



  31. 31

    Re: manof1002voices

    Hey Larry, you vile hack… just when I thought I wouldn't see anything worse than Gans' shlocky performances, here you come to a blog to pimp your shrill, pandering act under the guise of giving a damn about a fellow entertainer's death. You are a pathetic, desperate little man. Go buy some more bus ads.