The passing of one of magic's very finest
Message from Nick Lewin
[FIRSTNAME] I wanted to let you know about the passing of
one of magic's very finest Terry Nosek. Terry was a true one
of a kind and will be missed by magicians around the world
and in particular by his friends here in Las Vegas. Terry
could perform any kind of magic, but his real specialty was
as a mentalist.
Not just a great mindreader but a really funny one. Terry
performed and published his work as Dr. Sigmund Fraud which
gives you a great idea of the slightly twisted approach he
gave to his work. In his hometown of Chicago Terry worked
in comedy clubs and opening shows for local stars like Judy
Tenuta and Emo Philips and performed magic in almost every
kind of venue. Most recently he had been performing his own
brand of 'walk around' mindreading at banquets and functions
that was unique and highly appreciated.
I have known Terry for over 15 years and can say from my heart
that no nicer person could be found. Terry was generous, talented,
and creative with a wealth of knowledge about magic. I have
frequently gone to Terry with a question or puzzle and each
time he listened, thought about it, and would not only answer
my question but send me faxes and emails filled with additional
routines and related ideas.
Terry's work within the Psychic Entertainers Assn. allowed
the other members to fully appreciate just how razor sharp
his mind was at constructing mindreading effects. Any comedy
performer would do well to seek out his books and routines
and see how carefully he planned and executed his magic.
Strong magic and strong comedy.
Terry suffered a sudden stroke at his home in Las Vegas and
died last Saturday. He leaves behind his wife Barbara who
is a highly respected Las Vegas journalist and columnist.
Terry's passing will be mourned by all who knew him.
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