13 Jan 2014

Hypnotist in fatal fall from balcony

5:39 am on 13 January 2014

An American hypnotist has died in Sydney after apparently falling from an apartment balcony.

Scott Lewis, 50, was in the city to perform at the Sydney Opera House.

He was found on a fourth-floor balcony on Saturday morning after falling from an apartment on the 11th storey.

Police said he fell while trying to climb to another balcony on Friday night.

Dr Lewis was known for television performances and for a solo hypnosis show, which ran for nine years in Las Vegas.