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Topic: Memorial to the greats passing away may be needed
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 9, 2019 11:05PM)
I note that so many of the great and magicians have passed away recently. I think it would be nice to have a memorial topic to these would be a way of remembering and honoring them. Does not have to be detailed, just the name and dates of passing. John Cornelius just passed recently. He was a FISM winner. So many of the magicians I learned from since being in magic should be remembered.

Don't need a comment section, just a place to honor those that have gone before and have given so much to the growth of magic. These magicians should not be forgotten.

The list since the 1st of the year seems to be extensive recently.
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (May 13, 2019 01:26AM)
I think this is a fantastic idea.
Message: Posted by: Josepher (Jul 10, 2019 07:23AM)
I agree. We lost so many pioneers.
I am a Mod at a musician forum where we have a section called GONE HOME. It's nice to read member's personal stories about their experiences with past masters.
Message: Posted by: Steve Brooks (Jul 19, 2019 04:33PM)
I think this idea has merit - Let me see what I can come up with. ;)
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jul 19, 2019 07:40PM)
Steve, I appreciate the consideration to at least think about it.
Message: Posted by: Steve Brooks (Jul 23, 2019 09:52PM)
You bet. Got stuff going on at the moment but I am going to do this - I promise. :)

I do have a favor to ask; Since you brought this whole thing up, perhaps you can begin gathering a list of magicians, the year they were born, when they died and maybe a small bio of each? Also a photo when possible.

That should give you a nice project. :)

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Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Jul 24, 2019 02:33AM)
The idea of making it an actual "Obit" type post is a great idea, Seems like the bigger names in magic would not be too awful hard to find but even some of the more obscure local magicians often have links to their funeral home or local paper online obit that could be linked.