Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 07:21PM
Dodd Vickers in magician
Sadly, we report on the passing of an outstanding close-up performer, Geoff Latta. From Richard Kaufman of Genii Magazine: "With a damn heavy heart I report that my friend Geoff Latta, known around the world as one of the finest close-up card and coin workers, died Tuesday morning at the age of 51 from the effects of alcoholism. He leaves behind a lot of friends who wished they could have done more to help, but realize that sometimes it's impossible and things just have to play out in their own way. He also leaves behind a 6 year old daughter, whom he described as the light of his life. A memorial service will be held this coming Monday, August 25th, at the Greenwich Village (aka Crestwood) Funeral Home located at 199 Bleecker Street in New York City. The service will last from 7 pm to 9 pm. ALL are welcome. His mother would appreciate it if any and all magicians who knew Geoff, or simply admired his work, would come. The website of the funeral home is here.
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