Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 08:53PM
Dodd Vickers

Another titan of our craft has fallen. Today we mourn the passing of Ricky Jay. Though I never managed to get him to agree to an interview on the podcast, Ricky was hugely influential on me and my love of close up magic.

Born in 1948 as Richard Jay Potash, "Ricky Jay" is considered to be one of the most significant figures in close up magic. Mark Singer, writing for "The New Yorker" called Jay "perhaps the most gifted sleight of hand artist alive".

Thank you Ricky. You will be sorely missed.

“The book says we may be through with the past, but the past ain’t through with us”
Ricky Jay

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