Broken Wand - Daryl

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Broken Wand - Daryl

Postby Mandrake » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:16 pm



Sad to hear the news that Daryl apparently committed suicide, his body was found under distressing circumstances in a closet at the Magic Castle where he was due to perform.

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Re: Broken Wand - Daryl

Postby saxmad » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:00 pm

Horrific news.
One of the nicest guys in magic and a fantastic magician.
Heartbroken.....

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Re: Broken Wand - Daryl

Postby saxmad » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:15 am

Latest news....
apparently suicide ruled out:

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN16500H

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Re: Broken Wand - Daryl

Postby mr invisible » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:32 pm

Amazing that two well known magicians have passed in 24 hrs.. Both will be missed. :(

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Re: Broken Wand - Daryl

Postby Mandrake » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:37 am

Vanish magazine have re-released edition 13 which features an interview with Daryl - see https://www.joomag.com/magazine/vanish- ... 1488038246

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Re: Broken Wand - Daryl

Postby Mandrake » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:55 am

Courtesy of Magic Roadshow:

    Here is a video of one of Daryl’s last performances.. January 2017 at the Fog City Magic Festival, San Francisco, CA ( 30+ minutes)
    https://vimeo.com/201417489


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Re: Broken Wand - Daryl

Postby Mandrake » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:16 pm

Courtesy of https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com" target="_blank



    FEBRUARY 28, 2017 from Jerry Ferguson:

    "I spoke with Alison, Daryl's wife, for a long time on the phone today.

    "She explained that Daryl had been suffering from clinical depression for years. He had been taking medication for his condition for a very long time. She explained that people in show business are often very fragile people. Growing up Daryl had been badly physically abused by his mother. Not sexually, but she would often hit him. His escape was the world of magic, reading books, learning magic, performing and getting love, respect and appreciation from an audience that he loved. He loved to make his audience feel good by entertaining them.

    "Alison was an illusionist working on Norwegian cruise lines and theater venues in Japan when she met Daryl in 1996 at one of his lectures. They got together and in 1998 they were married. They had two beautiful daughters and Alison said that Daryl was a very caring generous loving father. They had a wonderful normal loving family being together for 20 years. They both loved each other and with the children were committed to each other forever.

    "Alison said that some of the internet sensational fake news stories and blogs are hurtful and not true. Simply a way to sell ads.

    "She said that because of legal issues the coroners will normally rule suicides as accidents unless there is absolute proof and absolute certainty in order to protect themselves from legal issues involving insurance companies etc.. Daryl loved the Magic Castle where he had spent so much time learning from Dai Vernon and other great master magicians. It was like home for him. A place he loved. A place he felt safe. Those who saw him friday said he was peaceful and serene as he quietly visited every room. Fond memories of the happy years he spent there. He went to the dressing room area in the parlor. He was fully clothed. He had placed a bag over his head so that the people finding his body at the Castle, out of respect for them, would not have to see or remember seeing a gruesome dead face. He had placed certain items, and papers, in his coat pockets that have meaning to Alison. So Daryl had decided to end his long bout with depression on his own terms at a place that he loved. His body was found hanging fully clothed with a bag over his head in the parlor dressing area behind the curtain of the parlor. His body will be sent home to be cremated. There will be a memorial service at the Magic Castle some time in the future.

    "Daryl had no life insurance. Alison and Daryl's relationship was fine. He had planned to spend one day at home after the Phoenix lecture before leaving on a 30 city lecture tour in Spain.

    "Alison and the kids are now faced with funeral expenses. Alison like Daryl works from home. So this is a real good time to stock up on Daryl magic supplies which would help Alison and the kids pay for the funeral expenses. Daryl's web site is fully operational and all orders will be promptly filled. His web site is: " http://www.Daryl.net


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