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Bill Wells
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Dick Christian

Postby Bill Wells » November 8th, 2011, 9:21 am

I am very sad to report that Dick Christian, a magician and talent booker in the Washington, D.C. metro area passed away at 3 AM this morning after a long illness the past several months.

He was my friend and very be very much missed.

Services will be private and family only.
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Re: Dick Christian

Postby Dustin Stinett » November 8th, 2011, 10:43 am

Bill,

Sorry for your loss. Condolences to you, his family, and friends.

Maybe when you're up to it, you could tell us a little more about him.

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Re: Dick Christian

Postby Jon Racherbaumer » November 8th, 2011, 11:19 am

Condolences to all...Our intimate lanscape changes. We adjust. We carry on in the name of everything our passing friends stood for... We are now in their stead. Onward...

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Re: Dick Christian

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 8th, 2011, 11:26 am

Hasn't he been posting on here fairly regularly about book tests until just recently?
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Re: Dick Christian

Postby Bill McFadden » November 8th, 2011, 12:16 pm

So sorry to hear of this. He was a most reliable guide to what's going on in mentalism today. Must have been sudden? Condolences and regrets I never got to know him better.

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Re: Dick Christian

Postby Bob Cassidy » November 8th, 2011, 1:26 pm

Dick was an old friend. He attended my 2 day mentalism workshop in DC last year and we spent many hours together. Little did I know it would be the last time we'd ever be together.

He had been hospitalized since mid summer with a rare blood disorder.

For the last several years he had been working on a complete history of book tests. Earlier this year he asked me if I would write the introduction for him when it was finished. I happily agreed.

Unfortunately, the work was never finished, but his book test lecture notes (which were a basic outline of the larger work) remain a very valuable resource.

I will miss him.

Rest in Peace, Dick.

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Re: Dick Christian

Postby M.Lee » November 9th, 2011, 3:40 pm

This is truly SAD News !

Dick was a Terrific genteleman and a wealth of info on mentalism specificaly in the area's of the Book Test...
we communicated often in the last few yrs.

RIP Dick

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Re: Dick Christian

Postby Bill Wells » November 18th, 2011, 7:37 pm

Dick Christian obituary is in today's Washington Post. It can be found at this link:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washin ... _shareobit
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Re: Dick Christian

Postby Bill Wells » December 18th, 2011, 11:49 pm

There is an article about Dick Christian's life and death in today's Washington Post.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obi ... story.html
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