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Broken Wand - Maurice Pierre (France)

With great sadness I have to inform you that on the 8th of December 2010 Maurice Pierre, Honorary President of the FISM has passed away.

Maurice was the President of the FISM from 1970-1973 and the organizer of the wonderful FISM convention in 1973 in Paris. In 1979 during the FISM General Assembly of the FISM in Bruxelles Maurice was appointed Secretary General of the FISM as the successor of Henk Vermeyden.

During his time as Secretary General he took great care that FISM stayed the worldwide recognized magic organization.

As his predecessor was highly respected in the international magic world, this was not an easy task. However Maurice fullfilled the job with dignity and wisdom till the year 2000. We are greatful for his dedication in fulfilling his job.

Maurice is survived by his wife Denise, who supported and very actively helped him as FISM's Secretary General. Unfortunately Denise suffers from a terrible memory disease.

FISM has all the reasons to say:
"Thank you Maurice for what you have done for FISM.
Rest in peace"

Eric Eswin
International President of the FISM.

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Pierre, Maurice
(Paris, France: 18 Jul 1926- ) Learned at age 12 from old library books. Pro magician ages 17-25. Thence semi-pro close-up magician & mentalist in Paris. Pet effects: Linking Rings & card magic. AFAP Bronze Medal 1971 & Gold Medal 1973. In 1979 awarded the AFAP Golden Wand (still only 1 of 3 recipients). FISM Secretary General since 1979. AFAP President 1980-81 & 1982-88. 1988 FISM jury. FISM President 1993-94. Wrote a book on magic with paper clips & rubber bands. Articles in Revue de la Prestidigitation & Journal de la Prestidigitation.

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