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luigimar

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It's all over Facebook... Johnny has passed...
It's been a tough week and year for Magic...

Rest in Peace dear Sir.

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Johnny was a great guy and fantastic magician.  A really rough couple of weeks for sure.
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Man. I agree, Luis, it's been a tough run. It hasn't yet made the mainstream news or I'd post an obit. 

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I had the fortune to have seen him and Pam on several occasions, as well as on TV. A great loss to the magic community  [frown]

http://www.tomsoni.com/

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Rest in Peace. Mr Thompson. And thank you.
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One of the greats.
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Fantastic magician and entertainer!  Like ChefDon, I had the great privilege of seeing him and Pam perform.  He will be missed...
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It's great that he was able to see his life's work published and receive accolades. Johnny and Pam were honored at the IBM convention in San Antonio a couple of years ago. I have had the good fortune to see them many times over the years. The act never grew stale. I loved it every time. "I tease and tantalize the bag...."

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I never saw Johnny perform live but when I first saw this routine I was absolutely floored. Twelve and a half minutes of non-stop engaging, masterfully performed, entertaining card perfection.

https://www.magicana.com/video/johnny-thompson-gamblers-ballad-0

♥️RIP

He’d been at the top with the best of the lot.
He had indeed.
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OMG... I just read this on Michael Weber’s Twitter post. Another great one gone. So sad

But his body of work was so robust, we will be talking about Johnny forever
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Sad news indeed, another of the greats has left us...

I have his DVD's and his Dai Vernon impression makes me laugh every time I see it.

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Thanks for posting that interview. Good to see again.

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Johnny Thompson, a Las Vegas magic legend, dies at 84

My favorite of the Tomsoni & Co. act recordings I've found online so far is this one, from Spanish TV in 1992: https://www.magicana.com/video/great-tomsoni-co-c1992
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He is one of the "titans" of magic and it is sad to see him go.  I saw him and Pam perform live once.  They were absolutely enchanting.  Some only knew Tomsoni & Co., but Johnny could do pretty much anything better than most, cards, coins, you name it.
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