Hypnotist Scott Lewis dies in hotel balcony fall

One of the world's best known hypnotists has died in Sydney after falling from his 11th floor hotel room.

Dr Scott Lewis was in Australia taking part in The Illusionists 2.0 show at the Sydney Opera House. His body was discovered when he failed to meet fellow cast members ahead of the Saturday matinee.

A notice on the opera house's website said:

"Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2pm performance 11 January was cancelled. The 7pm performance 11 January will proceed as scheduled."

In a tweet the opera house said the evening performance would be dedicated to Dr Lewis.

Last year Dr Lewis issued this video talking about his upcoming show: