I recently learned that mentalist Henry Fields had passed away on Jan.28th, in Palm Springs, and a memorial service was held on Feb. 26.
Unusual that he started in mentalism first, and later developed a greater interest in magic, rather than the other way around,that most do. Having been a graphic designer in the advertising world for many years, he developed advertising pieces and a marketing campaign for his mentalism show, to corporate clients, that was above and ahead what many others in magic were clueless about.
I professionally benefited from his advice on attracting and closing clients for shows.
On a personal note, he indirectly had a part in introducing me to Ms. Wonderful.
Whenever I would talk with Henry thru the years, he would ask, "Still together?!"
I'd reply, "Yes!"
(and still are).