A number of hollywood stars was Sunday silence in the death of Jay. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, wrote on Twitter: “Rest in peace. You were an unmatched performer, and a very good man. I will miss you.” Neil Patrick Harris announced: “master magician and historian Ricky Jay has died. His knowledge about and appreciation for the magic and related art forms was incredible. What a sad news, what a great loss.”
Jay not only worked as an actor in films, he was also regularly selected as an expert if there is a movie illusionists to work. So he advised the creators of, among others, The Illusionist, The Prestige and Ocean’s Thirteen.