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.
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.