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Hi folks
Terrible news ... apparently Rachel Colombini passed away about a month ago after serious complications due to her poor health issues.
The sad news has been written on a Facebook post by Barbara Colombini, Aldo’s daughter, so I assume it's unfortunately true.
Can someone confirm this?

Thanks
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So sad. Beautiful couple. I was under the impression she passed longer than a month ago.
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How did the magic World miss this .such a loss.
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Nothing to be found via a search. Any more information? I had heard her health was not good but had no idea it was that bad. A real shame that with all her contributions, so little is being said.
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I did all sorts of searches and found nothing. Hopefully it isn't true.
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Gracious lady, engaging performer; she and Aldo were a splendid team.

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Good Afternoon All

I am Rachel's niece back in the UK.

We, nor Barbara have had any contact with Rachel in over a year - we were unsure of her whereabouts and the family have been trying to make contact for sometime with family news. Barbara was under the impression she was here with her family in the UK - that's not the case. She had been informed of her death by a friend of Rachel's in Florida but that is all we have heard.

She last visited us in the UK 3 years ago and hasn't been or heard from since, we have been trying to contact her to no avail.

We have had no contact from any official body confirming her death or whereabouts and we have contacted every embassy, police force and friend or family member we can think of however no one has any information.

As you can understand, her family are extremely distressed and concerned as the Facebook post was the first bit of information we had received.

If anybody at all has even the slightest bit of information on her movements over the last 3 years, we would really appreciate you contacting us.

My email is laurenwright2208@gmail.com or my UK mobile number is 07932850162.

I will of course up date here with any news.

Kind Regards.
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I sure hope somebody can be of help concerning this!
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Lauren;

We all hope you are able to track down the information about Rachel.

She was married to Aldo Colombini until his death. It is possible that some of the major magic dealers, like Hocus Locus, Penguin, MJM and others might have contact information, especially a mailing address, since they have continued to sell Aldo's products and would know where they have sent checks periodically for the creator's royalties. At Hocus Locus, they actually answer their telephone, so you might try them in California at 559.266.5150. Update: I just now called Hocus Pocus. They do NOT have such addresses, but their supplier-Murphy's, should have it. Their number in the USA is 916.853.9292.

Rachel and Aldo spent an afternoon with us at the Lexington, Ky magic club several years ago, and we found her very engaging.

Love to your family from all of us,

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Saw them lecture not to long before Aldo passed and they seem to really love each other. I hope she's OK.
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Last year she was too ill to run her business, it was later posted that she was closing and was leaving the country.

I cannot locate the thread here now, it may have been removed.
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Poor kid. She was always nice to me at those old conventions.
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This thread is turning into Reddit. And I don't mean that in a good way.
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Thank you all for your comments.

We last had contact the April of 15 when she visited the UK. This was the last contact we had. Thank you for posting though as I had mistakenly stated we hadnt spoken to her for 3 years therefore if we hadn't known it would of been helpful information.

We have a few enquiries to make tomorrow but no concrete news as of yet.

We will keep you updated.

Thanks again.
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Lauren, on an Italian FB page somebody reported Barbara mentioning that Rachel passed away due to complications a month ago. It seems like her statement was pretty recent.
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This is very sad news indeed.

Rachel contacted me just a couple of months ago asking whether we could source and supply her with blue and red backed Bicycle Joker cards in bulk, as she had been asked by quite a few people to re-release a certain effect of Aldo's on a limited basis.

I mentioned how much I enjoyed Aldo's work and that he was sadly missed and Rachel, who sounded very sprightly, told me that she was now back in the UK, living in the South of the country...I'm almost certain that she said it was somewhere in Devon (?)

I called her back the following week and left a voice message to let her know that the Joker cards were ready but didn't receive a reply, which I thought a little strange, as she was very keen to get things underway. I tried again two or three times a few weeks later but an EE network voice message says that the person called is not available.

Lauren, Barbara and Family, please accept my condolences, I will email you with the telephone number Rachel gave me.

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I have fond memories of Aldo and Rachel performing at the Palace of Mystery in the world famous Magic Castle about 15 years ago.

RIP
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Did anyone happen to notice 2 posts above by Rachel's niece, that the family has no information on Rachel's passing?
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If the tragedy were true, it indeed real sad.

The late Colombini couple were wonderful people and magicians. Aldo were one of the greatest magician of our time.

Rest in peace, both couple will be missed, always.
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