LEHIGH ACRES, Florida – Matthew Price was a 27-year-old magician and comedian from Lehigh Acres. He was shot in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Price was a TikTok sensation. His magic captivated thousands on social media.
On Sunday, his family said he was robbed and killed while walking to a grocery store near his Los Angeles home.
“He was a sweet, loving person who didn’t deserve what happened to him,” said Price’s mother Danuta Richey.
Richey said he went to LA to follow his dream.
“He said mom, I can’t make it big in Fort Myers, but I can make it big in LA,” Richey said.
Richey said he was planning to come home for Thanksgiving, now they’ll have to celebrate without him.