Boogie Nights actor Ricky Jay dies

World | 26 Nov 2018 12:24 pm

Ricky Jay, a magician, historian of oddball entertainers and actor who appeared in "Boogie Nights” and other films, has died. He was 72.

Jay died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, according to his manager Winston Simone. Jay died Saturday.

Jay appeared in several films and television series, including as a cameraman in "Boogie Nights”; in "Magnolia” and "Tomorrow Never Dies”; and in HBO’s "Deadwood.” He consulted on "Ocean’s Thirteen” and "Forrest Gump” and collected rare books on unusual entertainers and performers dating back hundreds of years.-AP

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