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Vegas Mainstay Danny Gans Dies

Longtime Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans died on Friday in his Nevada home. The impressionist and comedian was wildly popular at the Mirage, where he had a nine-year deal, and previously starred in his own one-man Broadway show. Gans, who was 52, was to begin a string of performances at the new Encore Theatre in February. Robin Leach of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous spoke highly of the performer who was Vegas’ “Entertainer of the Year” for 11 years, saying, “He was an absolute genius with the art of impersonation…Everybody knew that when they came to Vegas, the one show they had to see was Danny Gans.”