Sad News from Las Vegas

 

Kevin James and Curtis on Cover this Month

Sad news met us today here in Las Vegas…

We lost one of our very talented performers yesterday – Curtis, known to many as “The Half Man”, Working with Kevin James, and featured on the cover of this month’s MAGIC Magazine, has passed away at the age of 22.

Curtis had always wanted his legs (which were of no use to him, thanks to a defect he was born with) removed. After much searching, he was facing a trip to Mexico to have the operation performed on him. However, he recently found a Doctor in California who was willing to do such an operation. A couple of weeks ago, Curtis took a “leave of Absence” from the “World’s Greatest Magic Show”, and his life long dream was achieved!

The operation was a complete success, and he returned to Las Vegas to recuperate before returning to his performances at the Greek Isles Casino. Sadly, Curtis came down with Pneumonia and went into the Hospital with breathing problems. An emergency Tracheotomy was inserted and within 2 hours, Curtis left us here on Earth…

Curtis came to several of our “Late Night Breakfasts” at Terribles, (He actually DROVE his own Van specially outfitted for his requirements! ~ Amazing!), and we were very excited about some new projects he and I were working on together – He asked me to design and build a “Chicken Suit” for him!

What a brilliant idea!

Having spent many years building Costume Characters for Amusement Parks and Sports Mascots – I was eager to take on this challenge! Imagine, a man who is only complete from the waist up, and walks VERY well (better than I do on two feet!) on his HANDS! The idea of a mini Chicken (yet larger than a normal chicken) was a unique picture!

Curtis was also a very physically fit young man. He had set up a frame in his apartment and was rehearsing a “Silk Act” where he swings around above the audiences heads by hanging onto two long pieces of silk “scarves” hanging down form the ceiling…

Curtis was such a talented and loving guy.

For those of you who had the opportunity to see this incredible man perform, you saw an angel work.

And if you actually knew him, then you KNOW you met an “Angel”…

Again, My friends, PLEASE make EVERY day “Special”…

You never know….

Steve

 

Kevin James and Curtis on Cover this Month

Sad news met us today here in Las Vegas…

We lost one of our very talented performers yesterday – Curtis, known to many as “The Half Man”, Working with Kevin James, and featured on the cover of this month’s MAGIC Magazine, has passed away at the age of 22.

Curtis had always wanted his legs (which were of no use to him, thanks to a defect he was born with) removed. After much searching, he was facing a trip to Mexico to have the operation performed on him. However, he recently found a Doctor in California who was willing to do such an operation. A couple of weeks ago, Curtis took a “leave of Absence” from the “World’s Greatest Magic Show”, and his life long dream was achieved!

The operation was a complete success, and he returned to Las Vegas to recuperate before returning to his performances at the Greek Isles Casino. Sadly, Curtis came down with Pneumonia and went into the Hospital with breathing problems. An emergency Tracheotomy was inserted and within 2 hours, Curtis left us here on Earth…

Curtis came to several of our “Late Night Breakfasts” at Terribles, (He actually DROVE his own Van specially outfitted for his requirements! ~ Amazing!), and we were very excited about some new projects he and I were working on together – He asked me to design and build a “Chicken Suit” for him!

What a brilliant idea!

Having spent many years building Costume Characters for Amusement Parks and Sports Mascots – I was eager to take on this challenge! Imagine, a man who is only complete from the waist up, and walks VERY well (better than I do on two feet!) on his HANDS! The idea of a mini Chicken (yet larger than a normal chicken) was a unique picture!

Curtis was also a very physically fit young man. He had set up a frame in his apartment and was rehearsing a “Silk Act” where he swings around above the audiences heads by hanging onto two long pieces of silk “scarves” hanging down form the ceiling…

Curtis was such a talented and loving guy.

For those of you who had the opportunity to see this incredible man perform, you saw an angel work.

And if you actually knew him, then you KNOW you met an “Angel”…

Again, My friends, PLEASE make EVERY day “Special”…

You never know….

Steve

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