john lahr and family at exploratorium

I met John through Jerry Andrus a few years ago. John and his wife, Jan gave so much help to Jerry during his last years. John reflected he learned about dying from Jerry. He told me he had learned so much from Jerry; magic, illusions, the process of creativity and about living with cancer and the process of fighting it. He had hoped it would be 30 years more before he had to use that knowledge. Yet John learned about his Brain Tumor just 6 months after Jerry died.

John passed away in his sleep on March 17, 2009.