Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 07:20PM
Dodd Vickers

We have lost another of our most cherished close-up performers with the passing of sleight of hand artist and pickpocket David Avadon

According to Mark Nelsen:

For those who have not heard, David Avadon passed away Saturday, August 22, 2009. He was 60 years old.

David performed his pickpocket act scores of times in the Palace and the Parlour for more than three decades.

Apparently he was working out on the treadmill at his gym when he collapsed, and paramedics were unable to resuscitate him. According to his brother, David had been ill recently and had been taking medication for an undisclosed condition, but was recovering.

He is survived by his wife Miranda.

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