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Topic: Tom Mullica in Hospital
Message: Posted by: snushy (Feb 17, 2016 04:13PM)
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but just saw this on Facebook, posted by Richard Kaufman...

"Just got off the phone with Steve Mullica, Tom's husband. Here's the story. Tom went into the hospital for a minor hernia operation which apparently was botched. Blood clots formed and he had multiple strokes, organ failure, and he's now in the hospital in an induced coma. It doesn't look like he will be coming home. Please send good thoughts his way."
Message: Posted by: alexlatorre (Feb 17, 2016 04:18PM)
I hope he recovers! He is a great guy. Good thoughts sent
Message: Posted by: Robert Sixx (Feb 17, 2016 04:18PM)
Very sorry to hear this. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend some time with him on a couple of occasions, just a super person to be around. I don't even know what to say.

Message: Posted by: VBall (Feb 17, 2016 04:22PM)
Horrible news... prayers are with him and his family.
Message: Posted by: videoman (Feb 17, 2016 04:23PM)
Man, that is sad news.
Played pool with Tom a couple times when he owned a pool hall in Vegas, also saw him lecture a few times.
I regret never having had an opportunity to him at the Tomfoolery.
Truly a great magician and an even better person.
Hope he fools everyone again and makes a complete recovery.
Message: Posted by: mike donoghue (Feb 17, 2016 04:48PM)
Hope he recovers.

He is a true great of magic & has been through so much already.

Mike Donoghue
Message: Posted by: rasmus (Feb 17, 2016 05:05PM)
My Good thoughts for Tom. He's one of the Best Comedy Magicians I've ever seen.
One of my first Video teaching Cassettes was Tom Mullica's.

I really Hope, Tom will be recovering fast.
Message: Posted by: Zuke (Feb 17, 2016 06:28PM)
Wow, that is terrible news. He was the funniest magician I have ever witnessed live. When he walked in the room he just radiated 'funny'. I really hope he gets through this OK.
Message: Posted by: magic1178 (Feb 17, 2016 06:30PM)
If by chance some day you're not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I've said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled.

Thoughts are with his loved ones right now.

Lots of love my magical brother.
Message: Posted by: MaxfieldsMagic (Feb 17, 2016 06:54PM)
Tom's cigarette eating routine has to be one of the most original and iconic routines anyone has ever dreampt up Have never watched the explanation on his DVD set, because it's just too good to reduce to a method. And it seems to fit his personality to a T. This now is horrible news. Best wishes for a speedy and lasting recovery.
Message: Posted by: Darrin Cook (Feb 17, 2016 07:07PM)
I just saw him on Burn Unit talking about how he was beating cancer. This is too bad. Great guy, great magician.
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Feb 17, 2016 08:02PM)
This is sad news. Pray and hope Tom makes it through.

Message: Posted by: Steven Conner (Feb 17, 2016 08:36PM)
I used to go to the foolery a couple times a month. I lived about 3 hours away and learned more about performing from Tom than any trick or video. Tom was simply the best bar magician on the planet. Wish you well

Message: Posted by: mrmagik68 (Feb 18, 2016 12:16AM)
This is sad news indeed. I remember seeing Tom perform and lecture back in the early 90's at NYC's Mostly Magic restaurant. It was the greatest lecture I've ever attended. Tom made me laugh so hard, for those few moments I felt like a kid again. Here's to wishing him a speedy recovery!

Message: Posted by: Alex R. Weinberg (Feb 18, 2016 01:47AM)
This is terrible.

I wish him the best and hope he wakes up and makes a fully recovery.

Message: Posted by: tophatter (Feb 18, 2016 02:09AM)
I spoke with him last year at the Nemcon convention in Connecticut about his Mullica wallet . I just performed a gig & told him how excited I was about using his wallet at the gig . He was demonstrating his new wallet . I got a photo with him he is a a very humble guy & was very nice to me & my fiancÚ . I wish him a very speedy recovery !
Message: Posted by: Sean Giles (Feb 18, 2016 02:52AM)
Very sad news. Just watched him on letterman again. My thoughts go out to his family and his husband.
Message: Posted by: John T. Sheets (Feb 18, 2016 03:06AM)
Many well wishes, along with thoughts and prayers. He's one of my favorite performers. Wish you well Tom!
Message: Posted by: Barry Gitelson (Feb 18, 2016 01:11PM)
I remember well watching Tom at a Midnight Madness event during a World Magic Summit back in Washington DC. Laughed so hard it hurt the next day.
Message: Posted by: RobertMarsi (Feb 18, 2016 03:32PM)
So sad to hear this. I consider him to be one of the funniest people alive! My prayers are with him!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 18, 2016 03:37PM)
Sending good thoughts for a recovery. That's rough news.
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Feb 18, 2016 03:43PM)
I read on Facebook that Tom was taken off life support today and has passed on. :(
Message: Posted by: MagicMattMan (Feb 18, 2016 03:52PM)
@Tony: several sources have now confirmed his passing.

So sad!
Message: Posted by: Alex R. Weinberg (Feb 18, 2016 03:57PM)
That is sad. What a shame! :(
Message: Posted by: markhitton (Feb 18, 2016 04:38PM)
Im very sad for this great artist
Message: Posted by: Brian Proctor (Feb 18, 2016 04:44PM)
Kenton Knepper says he is still with us. Posted 20 minutes ago via Facebook.
Message: Posted by: Brian Proctor (Feb 18, 2016 04:47PM)
If he has passed, I pray he rests peacefully. Truly sad.
Message: Posted by: jackaboy (Feb 18, 2016 04:47PM)
If he has really gone to another place then the world has suffered a terrible loss if he is still with us I do hope he pulls through
Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (Feb 18, 2016 05:01PM)
Danny Archer just posted on Facebook that tom has passed, so sad.
Message: Posted by: gtx magic (Feb 18, 2016 05:22PM)
R.I.P. Tom your a legend. The magic community has lost a true star and friend.God bless Tom.

Message: Posted by: msillusions (Feb 18, 2016 05:30PM)
A true talent in so many respects. Laughed so hard I missed half his act sometimes. Will be sorely missed.
Message: Posted by: Brian Proctor (Feb 18, 2016 05:48PM)
Goodbye tom. Thank you for the memories and magic...
Message: Posted by: Steven Conner (Feb 18, 2016 07:02PM)
We truly lost a great one.

Message: Posted by: Darrin Cook (Feb 18, 2016 08:07PM)
I saw him lecture in Fresno, of all places. He was frickin' hilarious.
Message: Posted by: ejohn (Feb 18, 2016 08:13PM)
Living in Atlanta, I met Tom in Harris Magic around 1970 before the Tomfoolery was opened. He was just a friendly, regular guy and buddy of Duke Stern who worked in the shop at that time. After the magic bar opened, I had the great pleasure of watching him perform on several occasions. His act was incredible and so entertaining. He was so gifted at so much close-up magic and ventriloquism. He was so funny I often had tears in my eyes. Between shows, he was very gracious to me, a mere neophyte magic hobbyist. We have lost a truly great one. May he rest in peace.
Message: Posted by: snushy (Feb 19, 2016 04:54AM)
One of the best I've ever seen. A true giant of magic.
Message: Posted by: Michael Clifton (Feb 19, 2016 05:43AM)
A naturally funny, talented magician...RIP Tom
Message: Posted by: bluesmagic (Feb 19, 2016 07:19AM)
RIP Tom :(
Message: Posted by: ArtIn (Feb 19, 2016 11:28AM)
Rest in Peace Mr. Mullica
Message: Posted by: mike donoghue (Feb 19, 2016 12:26PM)
RIP Tom Mullica.

One of the funniest & best entertainers the world has ever know.

Truly a great & legend.

Mike Donoghue
Message: Posted by: Tim Cavendish (Feb 19, 2016 12:59PM)
I'm glad he was able to effectively go on a farewell tour of the big conventions last year, and that he recorded a terrific lecture full of stories at Penguin. ( http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/5801 )

He had his gravestone pre-installed in Colon, so he was already on the cemetery tour in absentia.

We'll quietly visit him at the Get-Together.
Message: Posted by: boboswitch (Feb 19, 2016 07:40PM)
I made sure that my young son got to meet Tom at the recent Penguin lecture. Tom instantly became my son's hero -- I knew that he would.
Message: Posted by: Magic_son (Feb 20, 2016 02:45AM)
A great performer! RIP
Message: Posted by: Sixten (Feb 20, 2016 05:27AM)
May he R.I.P.. (Very sad)
Message: Posted by: joseph (Feb 20, 2016 07:33AM)
RIP Tom Mullica...
Message: Posted by: MJ Marrs (Feb 21, 2016 09:01PM)
So sorry to hear this. A true artist. The Mullica Wallet is one of the top genius level ideas in magic history.

R. I. P.
Message: Posted by: Rainboguy (Feb 23, 2016 06:03AM)
Tom was, in my opinion, one of the greatest talents ever in the world of Magic, and was a friend. I am fortunate to have been able to spend time with him last August in Colon.

R.I.P. Tom Mullica..........you will be greatly missed.
Message: Posted by: Hookem (Feb 23, 2016 09:25PM)
I saw him at the Tom-Foolery around 1983. Amazing. I have seen him since at a few conventions. A real performer. R.I.P., Tom.
Message: Posted by: mojo-man (Feb 25, 2016 06:40PM)
RIP Old Friend.
Tommy Goodwin
Message: Posted by: Trois (Mar 6, 2016 07:29AM)
I just found this out. A bit of my heart and my soul is gone. He was a / the major magic influences in my life. I will forever be beholding to him. I'm sure many here can relate. Such a showman. Rest in peace Tom and say hi to Duke for me. Your mark in Magic will live on. I'll treasure the many, many times I watched him at the "Foolery".
Message: Posted by: motown (Mar 21, 2016 09:43PM)
He's one of those amazing talents who will be missed.

R.I.P. Tom