Sad News: Peter Reveen Passes

Pete Reveen aka “The Impossibilist” passed away Monday morning at his Las Vegas home.

He was far more than just an outstanding magician, international star, Vegas icon and manager of Master Magician Lance Burton.

We will remember him as a considerate gentleman who loved magic and was willing to give a boost and kind word to a work-a-day magic news source located in a fictional midwestern town.

We have been ignored by lesser magicians and their public relations folk and so when someone of Mr. Reveen’s status takes the time to pass along a kind word and unsolicited encouragement, we become fans for life.

He was a true gentleman who cared deeply about his craft and our art.

Lance Burton knew Mr. Reveen well and benefited from his counsel and friendship over the years. Mr. Reveen negotiated the Master Magician’s record-breaking contract with the Monte Carlo Hotel in Vegas.

Mr. Burton issued a short statement to the press Monday afternoon.

Peter Reveen was a giant in the world of magic. His illusion shows were lavish and innovative. As a stage hypnotist, he had no peer; he was simply the best in the business. As my manager for 20 years, he was my most trusted adviser. Reveen was my very close friend for 30 years. I am sad today. I will miss him.

Mr. Reveen leaves behind his four sons and his wife, Coral.

We join the prayers of his family and friends and mourn his passing.

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