Very sad news indeed.
"Le grand livre de l'illusionnisme et des tours de prestidigitation" has had a profound effect on me. This was my first book of magic. I remember going to the bookstore every Saturday for months, dreaming of what I would find in the book (it was sealed), remembering every details of the jacket and knowing the text on the back of the book by heart.
I finally got my parents to buy it for me for Christmas. It is probably one of my greatest gift I ever received.
Matthew Field wrote:I have given his family my pledge to finish his book.
I'll be the first in line to buy it.
R.I.P. Patrick Page