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Johnny Thompson, 1934-2019

We are completely devastated by the loss of our dear friend, Johnny Thompson who passed away in Las Vegas on March 9, 2019. He was 84. He is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Pamela Hayes Thompson and a stepson, Kevin Hayunga.

While he was well known as “The Great Tomsoni,” Johnny was also a master magician, actor, musician, consultant, collaborator, teacher, mentor and friend. He was a great and loving father, and he was a devoted husband to his wife, Pam. He will be very deeply missed.

May he rest in peace.


Obituary: The New York Times

Johnny Thompson, a Magician’s Magician, Is Dead at 84
by Neil Genzlinger

 

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Take Two #58: Johnny Thompson by Jamy Ian Swiss
With the release of the second printing of The Magic of Johnny Thompson, Jamy Ian Swiss takes a close look at five of the master’s choicest classic routines in the latest Take Two.

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Johnny & Me by Julie Eng
“How long? Believe it or not, a long time. In fact, Johnny’s known me longer than I’ve known Johnny...” Julie Eng looks back on her long friendship with magical legend Johnny Thompson.

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