Harry Riser RIP

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Harry Riser RIP

Postby Dustin Stinett » November 26th, 2016, 9:00 pm

Mike Close has reported on his Facebook page that Harry Riser has passed away. The Genii Forum offers condplences to his family and many friends.

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Re: Harry Riser RIP

Postby jwjmcd » November 27th, 2016, 3:18 am

Rest in peace -

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Re: Harry Riser RIP

Postby Matthew Field » November 27th, 2016, 5:49 am

I am very sorry to learn of Harry Riser's death, even though I knew his health was frail. I edited "Feints and Temps" and it's one of only a small handful of the more than 85 books I edited which I consider a favorite. The subtleties he included in his magic is worth looking at again and again. He is one of the underground legends in magic -- I wish more of his work was more known to more magicians.

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Re: Harry Riser RIP

Postby erdnasephile » November 27th, 2016, 8:56 am

I only got to interact with Mr. Riser but one time about 10 years ago--the advice he gave me had a profound influence on my studies in magic and will continue to do so forever. He was such a kind and generous man.

My very sincere condolences to his family, friends, and students.

Here is the video tribute made for Mr. Riser on the occasion of his induction into the SAM Hall of Fame.

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Re: Harry Riser RIP

Postby Jack Shalom » November 27th, 2016, 10:05 am

Riser on Dai Vernon's personality (Thanks Caleb Wiles!):


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Re: Harry Riser RIP

Postby Bob Farmer » November 27th, 2016, 11:27 am

That's very sad. His legacy is some great magic.

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Re: Harry Riser RIP

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Re: Harry Riser RIP

Postby Leonard Hevia » December 1st, 2016, 10:07 pm

In the case of Harry Riser prefer to think about General Patton's quote:

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."

He lived a long productive life with a great wife and magic friends. He also left behind great magic for us to study and perform.

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Re: Harry Riser RIP

Postby F.Amílcar » December 3rd, 2016, 7:35 am

Dear friends in magic,

I was learnt many subtelies in his books a long time ago, but I have not the pleasure to meet with him anytime.

Usually when I read a book can know something of the personality and thoughts of the autor, and he always remember me to "The Professor" Dai Vernon.

Our most sincere condolences from Barcelona- Spain to friends and family.

F. Amílcar Riega i Bello.

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