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Topic: Max Krause in critical condition after bicycle accident
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Aug 22, 2019 03:50PM)
Our fellow magi Max Krause is in critical condition with a broken neck and other injuries after being hit by a police car while riding his bike in Oklahoma City about 10:30 last night last night. Currently he is able to respond to the medical staff by blinking his eyes. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (Aug 22, 2019 08:58PM)
Here is a link to an OKC article.


Best wishes to Max!
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Aug 23, 2019 05:46PM)
As I understand it, the family has made the difficult decision and will be saying their goodbyes this evening. :(
This is just so very sad.
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Aug 23, 2019 06:22PM)
This has been posted by the family for the Max Krause Cremation and Memorial:

Message: Posted by: afinemesh (Aug 23, 2019 06:37PM)
So sad!!
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (Aug 23, 2019 08:56PM)
Had the *great* pleasure of getting to meet Max at his shop when it was in New Mexico, and own some of his great effects (MBS is in a class by itself).

His customer service was second to none.

A great guy who will be greatly missed.
Message: Posted by: MJ Marrs (Aug 23, 2019 09:46PM)
I’m utterly speechless. I was just this afternoon showing a few people my one coin routine that ends with the jumbo walking liberty that Max had made for me. The coin has lived in my pocket daily for over a decade. Earlier today I was looking at the Sterling Silver Necklace that I also bought from him. I had a nice phone conversation with Max a few months ago. We weren’t close, but as fellow part-time NY’ers we crossed paths. Man, this is heart breaking. I wish his family comfort.

Message: Posted by: Chessmann (Aug 23, 2019 09:55PM)
Max had a passion for a particular car, which IIRC was a Mitsubishi 3000gt.

He once told me that he was flying up to the NY area to pick one up that he had found and drive it back home. That model car for him was tops, and he enjoyed the heck out of the models he owned.

He was a real gentleman.
Message: Posted by: DocBenWiz (Aug 23, 2019 10:30PM)
[quote]On Aug 23, 2019, Tony Iacoviello wrote:
As I understand it, the family has made the difficult decision and will be saying their goodbyes this evening. :(
This is just so very sad. [/quote]

I am so shocked and so sad, wishing condolences to Max' family and friends. Did not know him personally, but remember his visit to the SAM in Phoenix years ago right about the time of his opening the shop in NM. He was so creative and I remember a great lecture he presented at the IBM internat'l convo in Phoenix several years ago. Wonderful mental effects, ingenious magic with bill money!
RIP Max.
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (Aug 23, 2019 11:20PM)
From Meghan Krause:

Max left this Earth at 9:34 this evening. Thank you all very much for your love and support.
Message: Posted by: andykean (Aug 24, 2019 07:31AM)
Very sad, only met him once at magic live he was a very nice man. My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
Message: Posted by: George Hunter (Aug 24, 2019 01:30PM)
A marvelous, creative, engaging man. We will miss him for a very long time.
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Aug 24, 2019 04:56PM)

All sales of my personal releases at Mentalism Center during this weekend will go to Max´s gofundme campaign.
Message: Posted by: The Mysterious One (Aug 24, 2019 09:55PM)
Hate hearing more tragic news within the magic community. Life is so fragile. RIP Max. Very sad indeed. I just contributed to his Gofundme. His family are in my thoughts.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Aug 25, 2019 01:44AM)
I just found out. Very sad.
I got to know him from making the cases for his mentalist dream boxes.

RIP Max.

Message: Posted by: jerry100won (Aug 26, 2019 10:32AM)
My wife is a biker and just let me know. A great loss.

RIP Max. Our prayers and thoughts are with your loved ones.
Message: Posted by: magringo (Aug 27, 2019 09:23AM)
I donated to the gofundme page to support the family with its unexpected expenses at this difficult time -- but wonder if we could also help by purchasing items from max's magic website? Any inside information if someone will be handling this for the family.
Message: Posted by: algebraic (Aug 30, 2019 06:03PM)
I was absolutely shocked to read about Max's death! I still can't believe he's gone.
My prayers are certainly including Max.
I own many of Max's items. I remember shaking my head a lot whenever he had a new idea. I remember telling him a lot, "How do you come up with this stuff?!" I loved his ideas. It seemed to come so easily to him.
I'm upset that he's gone. I got very upset riding past a couple of bikers today driving my daughter so she could hang out with a couple of her friends.
I miss you Max.
God bless Max.