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A sad day in magic. for both Alex Elmsley and for Dennis Marks
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What a sad day for all of us. This is devestating news. Alex Elmsley was truly a legend in our art. He may be gone, but his contributions to our art will live on forever. In fact, I can honestly say that the Elmsley (Ghost) Count was one of the very first sleights I ever learned. May he rest in peace.

Godspeed!

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How old was he when he passed? It is always a sad day in this thing of ours when one of the greats Pass on to there next adventure. His name, creations, and methods will go on for ever as long as there are those out there who perform his material. Rest in Peace Brother, and may your next journey be another great one. Smile
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Thanks for your time Alex...I'll miss you mate.
So much to do. So little time.
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He will be missed. He was one of the great thinkers of magic and his count will always remind me of him.

Rest in Peace

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We will all keep you alive Alex, with your special moves. Most of all the Elmsley Count.

Peace, Love and Soul.
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Wow, just wow.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

I won't forget you Robert.
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On 2006-01-11 12:20, Scott Kahn wrote:
What a sad day for all of us. This is devestating news. Alex Elmsley was truly a legend in our art. He may be gone, but his contributions to our art will live on forever. In fact, I can honestly say that the Elmsley (Ghost) Count was one of the very first sleights I ever learned. May he rest in peace.

Godspeed!

Scott Kahn, MD


The only thing that I can add to this is "DITTO".

Thank you Alex for your inspiration to me and many others.
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On 2006-01-10 17:42, Pete Biro wrote:
And Dennis Marks, TV producer in NY, writer of Batman TV serials and other things, fine magician and dear pal, died this morning... Smile


Is this the Dennis Marks who marketed the Invisible Eye?

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That is sad news indeed, another cornerstone passed on. Alex Elmsley, an innovator, has secured his place in the history of the art, having left us with one of the most powerful tools we now use, The Elmsley Count. Godspeed Mr. Elmsley and thank you.

My condolences to the Elmsley family. Rest In Peace.
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RIP Mr Elmsley.

:(

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An enormous loss to the world.

May he rest in piece.
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A true inspiration, and a gigantic contributor to the magoc world. A Sad loss, just glad he had a full life.
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My thoughts to his famly, rest in peace brother
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One of the first "challenging" sleights I learned from my father was the Elmsley Count. At that time, I had wished I could pull this move off with next to little practice... Oh, the days of instant gratitude versus practice... anyway, when I was younger I could not stand the man who had invented this count... why was it so difficult to get it right? will I ever do this and look natural without hesitation? Needless to say it is one of the "rights of passage" in card magic now...

Alex Elmsley- I couldn't stand you when I was younger but I look up to you and the legacy to magic that you've left behind... you will not be forgotten.

*another wand is broken*

My thoughts and prayers are with the Elmsley family, may he rest in peace.
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Rest in peace, Alex Elmsley. Thank you for your contribution to magic (particularly your wonderful count) which has given so many spectators so much wonder, and so many magicians so much joy.
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I'm very sorry to hear this.Alex was a genius of his art and provided many a great move or trick.he will be remembered by generations to come.my condolences go to his family.
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Alex Elmsley is most definitely a prominent figure in the magic world. His death has surprised us all, but his legacy will continue on.
If it is to be, it is up to me.
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A sad day indeed. I was very fortunate to have met Alex Elmsley a few times. Here are a couple of anecdotes that may be of interest: http://www.isawthat.com/en/articles/art010.html

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