Paranormal Debunker James Randi Is Dead
Escape artist and magician James Randi, who spent decades investigating and debunking faith healers, mind readers, psychics and others who claimed paranormal powers has died.
Randi developed an early interest in magic and dropped out of school at the age of 17 to become a conjurer at a carnival roadshow. These tentative first steps into the world of showbusiness ultimately lead him to become one of the world's most recognisable stage magicians under the name 'The Amazing Randi'. Over the next few decades he undertook several world tours, hosted numerous television specials and appeared on countless talk shows where he would demonstrate his magic tricks and escapism expertise; even breaking records set by escape artist Harry Houdini.