It is with much sadness that I have to report to the Magic community the passing in Turin, Italy, of Gianni Pasqua
, "Roxy", the noted magic antiquarian and historian.
After a career as a card expert and technician, with a number of lectures around Europe in the 1970's and '80, Gianni Pasqua started a business of magic antiquarian, specializing in rare magic books, mainly from Italy. His activity was well known to all magic collectors around the world and he made many friends both sides of the Atlantic.
In the past few years, Gianni presented a number of lectures on magic history at various magic conventions, in both Europe and the USA: I'm sure some of you may have seen him lecture at Collectors' conventions over there.
Some years ago, Gianni was victim of a stroke from which he recovered well, but not completely. According to doctors, "it was a miracle" he survived his stroke. Unfortunately, the grim reaper caught up with him and left the Magic World much poorer.
Gianni leaves a wife, Stefania, whom he adored. If you want to send a sympathy message, please email email@example.com
I apologize for any spelling/grammar mistake in this post: my eyes are filled with tears and I can't think straight.