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Sad News: Ted Lesley Passes

Ted Lesley was an innovator in so many aspects of our magicial arts.  He was an inventor and visionary.  His obituary will be written and re-written on other sites and each will no doubt give a different perspective on this great mind and incredible performer.

Several message boards carried posts notifying the magic public of Mr. Lesley’s passing yesterday around noon in an extended care home in Berlin, Germany.

Mr.  Lesley was born in Dueren, Germany August 1, 1937.

He fell in love with (or at least was smitten by) magic when a school teacher showed the young man an effect.  He considered magic as a profession but his parents suggested he look a “real profession.”

Accounting was apparently real enough for his parents.   He used his incredible mind to assist clients in their financial affairs and later as a tax accountant. Continue reading “Sad News: Ted Lesley Passes”