Message from Luis Campaneria

I was just informed that Derek Dingle, one of the greatest close up workers the country has ever known, has passed away last night. He shall not be forgotten.

From Lakeland, FL
Luis Campaneria
PP S.A.M. Assembly 266

Whaley's Who's Who In Magic
Dingle, Derek
(London, England: 1937- 2004) His real name. Learned at age 8 from a magic set & later, after moving to Canada (in Toronto 1965-69), by lessons from Ross Bertram & Eddie Fechter. Lived in New York City since 1969. An engineer turned pro close-up sleight-of-hand & cardman in 1975. Invented The Fastest Pass in the World, etc. Runs a booking agency with partner Shelley Carroll (see) since 1980s.

See Harry Lorayne, Dingle's Deceptions (1971, 57pp); & Richard Kaufman, The Complete Works of Derek Dingle (1982, 219pp). Tricks & articles in Epilogue, Chronicles, & Magic. Videos (1985 & 1997). TV bits (since 1974). (Mag;HC;Thauma#34)

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