Chung Ling Soo cause of death

Chung Ling Soo's Death

Born (Birthday) April 2, 1861

Death Date March 24, 1918

Age of Death 56 years

Cause of Death N/A

Profession Magician

The magician Chung Ling Soo died at the age of 56. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Talented magician who died after a trick on stage went wrong.

His real name is William Ellsworth Robinson.

Christian Bale’s character in the film The Prestige was based on him.

Personal Life

He was survived by his wife and their five children.

He was featured in the book Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury.

How did Chung Ling Soo die?

A decade later, on 23 March 1918, the bullet catch was performed successfully in the early show at Wood Green Empire, London. However during his second performance, Chung Ling Soo was struck in the chest by a bullet fired during the trick. He died the following day.