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Steve Pellegrino
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This from Meir Yedid:

"Legendary close-up magician Derek Dingle died earlier today (Jan. 11, 2004)in New York City after suffering a stroke. A full obituary will appear in a special edition of MagicTimes and a further e-mail will be sent once it is published later tonight."
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NO WAY!!! This is crazy....

Just read The Complete Works a couple months ago.

Magic has lost another great.

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This is sad. Smile He, his magic, and his ideas will be missed.

Bummed out,

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And the magic world is poorer for his passing.

My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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Wow...what a shock. I'll add my condolences to, what I know will be, the growing list of people who will miss him.

Best thoughts,
John Smetana Smile
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Very sad news.

I always wanted to see him work. I never had a chance to though. The magic world has lost a most valuable member.
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What a sad day for us all. Aside from his talent, Derek was one of the nicest people on the planet. We'll all miss him!!!

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the saddest are, "It might have been"

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I'm saddened by the news also. May God be with his family and friends. We'll miss him.

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I'll always remember the way this man changed my perception of magic when I saw him perform on a TV show many, many years ago.

A living legend has left us. Let's never forget what he gave to the world of magic.

One of my favorite quotes: "A critic is a legless man who teaches running."
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I am saddened to learn this as well. Derek Dingle performed once on a late night TV show that was hosted by Tom Synder in the 1970s. I watched him do a couple of superb card routines on that program. His performance was the first expert card magician I had ever seen, and from that moment on I became interested in card margic. One of my favorite little books is Dingle's Deceptions. I remember finding it in Hank Lee's shop in Boston and was thrilled. I still do his Color Triumphant.


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God Bless Derek. He was very kind to many people, me included. I have fond memories of those kindnesses. The world has lost a wonderful man.

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I also wanted to offer my heartfelt condolences for the passing of Derek Dingle. He was an amazing magician and a fabulous human. He will be greatly missed.

I think that we keep those who touch our lives with us by the way that we remember them. I will always hold onto the stories of Mr. Dingle fooling people with their own Cigarette Through Quarter gimmicks and the “one-way deck classic pass”—these stories, even today, put a grin on my face that goes from ear to ear.

Tonight, I, like the rest of you, will be thinking of Derek, his family, his close friends and all those inside and out of the magic community whose lives he touched.

Yours truly,
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The real magic comes following the passing of good men. It comes from the gathering of his friends.

There are many who will gather for this man and tell their stories for a very long time. Smile
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Derek Dingle was one of the first magicians I saw on video from Stars of Magic series. He will be truly missed. Smile Smile Smile
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I had the distinct pleasure of chatting with him a few times as well as working for his agency. What a very sad day.


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My condolences too from Spain. In five days, we have lost two of the best cardicians and close-up magicians in the world, Jose Carroll and Derek Dingle. I´m very sad about it.

All the best magic,

Pablo Tejero Smile
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If you add Jack Avis to that list, magic has lost THREE of the best in the space of a week. Smile Smile Smile

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Can anyone set forth some of Derek's biography, including magic and non-magic highlights (e.g., DOB, occupation, etc.)?

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One of my earliest influences from the Stars of Magic video. Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of meeting him.

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