John Cornelius Has Died

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Scott Wells
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John Cornelius Has Died

Postby Scott Wells » April 22nd, 2019, 11:15 pm

It is with much regret that I report on the passing of another great, creative, FISM winning magician, John Cornelius. I’m not sure of the details but I think he died at home over this last weekend. The sadness continues. I posted a short conversation with him during a recent TAOM Convention here: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/sco ... -taom-2015

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Re: John Cornelius Has Died

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 22nd, 2019, 11:21 pm

He died at home on Sunday. Cause is not yet known. A good friend gone.
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Re: John Cornelius Has Died

Postby JohnKennedy » April 23rd, 2019, 12:16 am

That's terrible news. John was a great creator and a huge inspiration to me.

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Re: John Cornelius Has Died

Postby alexgutz » April 23rd, 2019, 2:09 am

Words cannot express the sadness in my heart on the passing of a great creative magician, a fellow classmate(Edison H.S.), and a dear friend. Rest in peace, John.

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Re: John Cornelius Has Died

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 23rd, 2019, 11:47 am

Well, I am yet again the in position of requesting someone to write an obituary for Genii--this time of John Cornelius. Even though I knew him since the 1970s, we only talked about magic. I don't even know what he did for a living! So, if anyone knows him well enough to do this and can knock out 500 words, please give me a shout at moobooks@verizon.net
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Re: John Cornelius Has Died

Postby Pete McCabe » April 23rd, 2019, 3:40 pm

Another sad loss. The Fickle Nickle alone is enough to assure his place at Valhalla.


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