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Topic: The Butterfly man is in Hospice
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Jul 15, 2012 09:45AM)
It is a sad day for jugglers everywhere. Robert Nelson the Butterfly man has been admitted to a hospice in Hawaii. Robert has had throat cancer for some time. He is in no pain, and resting peacefully. Here is a video of him at the Universal City buskers festival in 1992. Please keep Robert in your prayers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko4D6J3R9Kg
Message: Posted by: harris (Jul 18, 2012 01:34PM)
Thanks for letting us know.

Prayers and thoughts for him and his family.

I believe I first saw him on the Pier in San Francisco. As I recall in order to keep from going back to his day job, he got the tattoo.

Be safe, well and creative.

Harris
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Jul 23, 2012 05:52AM)
Robert was a chemical engineer before he attended his first juggling convention and after that convention he never went back to engineering again.
Message: Posted by: Piers (Jul 25, 2012 02:35AM)
Good thoughts to him.

Piers.
Message: Posted by: Marlin1894 (Jul 30, 2012 04:01PM)
Any word on Butterfly Man?
Message: Posted by: Marlin1894 (Aug 6, 2012 02:04PM)
Any word on Butterfly Man?
Message: Posted by: Marlin1894 (Aug 13, 2012 09:37AM)
I guess there is no word on Butterfly Man.
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Aug 13, 2012 11:26AM)
Best wishes, all the same.

-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: RobertSmith (Aug 27, 2012 10:05PM)
I've been told Robert has passed today. May he rest in peace.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Aug 28, 2012 12:04PM)
Robert Nelson died yesterday from throat cancer at his home in Hawaii. He was a legendary street performer who has performed all over the world, and made millions of people laugh.

Here he is at pier 39 in SF

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxaPIaOO_eg&feature=share

RIP Robert