LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Gloria Dia, the first magician of the Las Vegas Strip, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, her loved ones confirmed to FOX5.
He recently celebrated his 100th birthday last summer and was given the key to the Las Vegas Strip.
FOX5 anchor Jacqueline Schultz sat down with her leader to celebrate the milestone.
“I’m coming to Las Vegas, I’m going over the hill. And there you see two casinos,” said Dea Schultz.
In 1941, he was the first magician to perform on what is now the Las Vegas Strip.
He is still being honored with an honorary degree in fine arts at UNLV on Tuesday for his contributions in Las Vegas.
Dea is honored at the memorial, and now other Las Vegas magicians and David Copperfield are coming to remember her legacy.
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