I'm so sorry to hear this news!
Hank was one of those rare people who could teach a blockbuster lesson with a single sentence. I speak from experience; I remember Hank giving a lecture back in the late 70's, when I was a teenager:
- He held up three ropes and said, "Here's what I do at kid's shows", and started a Professor's Nightmare-y routine. I almost stopped paying attention and, believe me, that would have been a mistake...
- When it was over, he put the ropes into the exact same opening position and said, "Here's what I do at corporate hospitality parties" - and did the exact same routine, but with very different (and very appropriate) lines to go with it.
- After that, he set up again, and said, "Here's what I do at trade shows". Again: exact same hands, very different words.
- "Here's what I do when I work bars..." You get the idea.
Man, did that idea stick in my head! Set yourself up so your hands only have to learn one thing, and leverage it all over the place: genius!
I'll always be indebted to Hank; I'll never forget him, if only for that one simple lesson. (And, I'll never stop telling that story to younger magicians, in hopes that they never forget, either!)