Death of Dr. Eddie Dawes

04 March 2023

Photos Courtesy & ©Jonathan Allen


Death of Dr. Eddie Dawes,

Statement from Megan Swann, president of The Magic Circle.
“On behalf of The Magic Circle, I am devastated to announce the death of our beloved member Eddie Dawes, at the age of 97. Eddie died at his home on Friday, March 3.

“Eddie was without question the foremost historian of magic. His columns in The Magic Circular, A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities, were a magnificent resource of knowledge for magicians across the globe.

“In recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the world of magic, in 2017 Eddie became only the 10th recipient of The Magic Circle’s Gold medal, the rarest honour we bestow on any member.

“We will miss his incomparable knowledge and wisdom. The international magic community mourns for a truly wonderful person.

Latest news

Youngsters conjure up top prizes

26 October 2023

A 13-year-old boy who lives in Spain and an 11-year-old girl from West Yorkshire were the big winners at this year’s annual Young Magicians Club Junior Day awards held...

Young Magician of the Year 2024 COMPETITION

27 February 2024

After an extended break, the prestigious Magic Circle Young Magician of The Year competition is back with a bang. Limited spaces are open to applicants aged 18 or below....

Young Magician of the Year 2023

05 March 2023

Having considered the five entries received for the Competition this year the Committee have decided that it is not possible to proceed to a Final. The event on April...