‘AGT’: Tim Fort, The Kinetic King, Has Died

"A lot of my quirky personality comes from the fact that I am not slick and polished"


The Kinetic King (Tim Fort) on 'America's Got Talent'

Tim Fort (a/k/a “The Kinetic King”) appeared on season 6 of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT.

One of the most memorable acts from AMERICA’S GOT TALENT has died.

Tim Fort — The Kinetic King — passed away on March 15 in New Hope, Minnesota after suffering from a series of strokes.  He was 51.

A fan favorite during season six of the NBC variety show, Fort described himself as “the greatest purveyor of chain reaction gadgets in this or the 17 known universes.”

His enormous “stick bombs” were assembled using mostly tongue depressors and popsicle sicks.

Fort reached the semi-finals before stumbling into what he would later call “the greatest kinetic disaster of all time.”

“Deep down, I am an artist more than a performer,” he told me in a 2011 interview.  (See below.)

“I was surprised that I was actually able to do so well.  A lot of my quirky personality comes from the fact that I am not slick and polished.”

Fort’s brother Michael said appearing on AGT was “probably the highest point in his life” and compared him to Sheldon Cooper from THE BIG BANG THEORY.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT returns in summer 2016 on NBC.

Sean Daly

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