A Farewell Message from Roy / Eine Abschiedsnachricht von Roy

Roy Horn

Wow! As Siegfried wrote on their Facebook account, Roy has left a touching career video and a farewell message in English and German to Siegfried and all magic friends at his funeral:

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Source/Quelle: Siegfried & Roy Facebook account

Roy passed away in May at age 75, a victim of COVID-19. You can find my short tribute to him here.


 

 

The Final Curtain in 2019

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Sadly, 2019 saw the passing of quite a few magic heavyweights, among them

Simon Aronson

John Cornelius

Piet Forton

Anthony Owen

Eddy Taytelbaum

Johnny Thompson

Don Wayne

And let’s not forget our past masters Eugene Burger († 2017) and Ricky Jay († 2018).

Thank you for your wonderful magic, your creative talent, your generosity in teaching, helping and sharing, and for lifting and advancing the adorable art of magic!

May you all rest in eternal peace.


 

R.I.P. Daryl Easton

Oh boy, it’s been a month already, but I am still shocked about the demise of Daryl, who, apparently suffering from severe depressions, had sadly decided to take the worst possible way “Out of this World” and end his life backstage in Hollywood’s Magic Castle at age 61.

While his hair cut has arguably improved over the years, his magic with cards, coins, cups and ropes has always been impeccable, fresh, and engaging. I am a proud owner of his rare Ambitious Card Omnibus, of some great tricks and many of his excellent teaching videos.

Just like his famous red knot jumping onto a white rope, his creations and his style have woven themselves inseparably into magic’s path over the last three or four decades, and we must be grateful that he has shared his immense talent and his professional secrets with us.

Rest in peace, Daryl!

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R.I.P. Jeremy Le Poidevin

Very saddened to hear and read about the sudden passing of Jeremy Le Poidevin, owner of Practical Magic in Ellesmere, UK!

Not that I have known him well; but I have bought some fabulous children’s magic tricks from him, have corresponded with him on a few trick ideas and tips, and have always immensely enjoyed both his fireside chats (with the inimitable, wacky John Kimmons, a.k.a. Kimmo) and his video demos.

The dog arm puppet I got from Jeremy is simply the cutest and best one I have ever seen, and his DVD with handlings tips (see below) is a great and fun product I took a lot of value from.

I think it’s kind and caring people like Jeremy who contribute so much to our everlasting joy of watching, talking, and shopping magic. With them leaving, it feels like magic’s age of innocence—the brick and mortar shops, the glitter boxes and feather flowers, the smalltown conventions, etc.—is inexorably fading away.

My condolescences to his wife and family. Rest in peace in Eternal Wonderland, Jeremy!

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