Sad News - Tommy Wonder died this morning

Message from Sylvia Schuyer
Tommy Wonder died of cancer in the hospital. The last months he lived by his brother in Hillegom who was taking care of him.

Sylvia Schuyer
Burg. Hoffmanplein 36c
3071 XL Rotterdam

List on Tommy Wonder in Bart Whaley's Who Who in Magic
Bemelman, Joseph (Jacobus Maria)"Jos"
(Lisse, Holland: 29 Nov 1953- ) Inspired seeing a magician on TV at age 4. Learned magic at 10. Pro close-up & stage magician since age 18. Aka "Julian" (1973), "Jos Bema" (1973-78), & "Tommy Wonder" (since 1979).

1972 Junior Magician of Holland; 1979 FISM 2nd prize in close-up; 1988 FISM 2nd prize in general magic Wrote 2 lecture-note booklets: Original Magic from Holland (1977) & Wonder Material (1982); plus The Books of Wonder (1996, 2 vols, 343+352pp with Stephen Minch). See also Gene Matsuura, Tommy Wonder Entertains (1983). Articles in Pabular, Genii, Linking Ring, & De Magier. Invented a version of Diminishing Cards (c1972) & Floating Cage (1987).

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