From Michael Close's blog post "Salute to our friend Daryl":
When that tour wrapped up, Alison stayed in England to visit with relatives and Daryl returned to Vegas. The day he got in, he called to say he was back. I suggested he come over to our house for a home-cooked meal, something I thought he’d appreciate after such a long time on the road. He came by that evening.
Lisa and I prepared a pasta dish, with salad, bread, and red wine. We ate, talked, and listened to stories of the life of a lecturer. It was obvious Daryl was jet-lagged and beat to hell, which made him the perfect foil for a practical joke.
From Carey Lauder's Facebook page:
From Ben Train's Facebook page:
From Shawn Farquhar's Instagram:
Magicana has video of Daryl performing card magic and close-up magic on the Canadian television series "The Magic Palace." Also at Magicana, Jamy Ian Swiss writes about Daryl and Bob Cassidy.
I'm drifting a little here, hope you don't mind.
Michael Ammar has a fantastic Facebook tribute to Daryl that begins, "There's a hole in the curtain." This part continues to resonate (bolding mine),
"with thoughts that maybe we could have said or done something, or with guilt over having missed any warning signs."
Here's the post from Michael Ammar's Facebook page:
This is how I'll remember Daryl.
|Learning from Daryl during free time.|
|2015 camp photo.|
From Sorcerers Safari's Facebook page:
On Facebook, Kenton Knepper gave away a free video inspired by Daryl. More importantly he had this to say:
"All I ask is, in the present or future, you support magic and mentalism creators with your wallet, not just words, so they can make a living too."
And with that, here's some information about how you can help the Easton family.
From Michael Close's website:
PLEASE DONATE TO THE DARYL EASTON FAMILY FUND
The office at the Magic Castle has received calls from members and magicians around the world, asking how one can offer support and donations to the Daryl Easton family.
The Academy of Magical Arts has now established a fund to receive donations for Alison Easton, Daryl’s wife, and their two daughters. You can also send bereavement cards for Alison to the AMA offices as well, who will forward them to the family.
If you would like to make a donation to the family, please send a check payable to “The Academy of Magical Arts, Easton Family Fund” to:
The Academy of Magical Arts
ATT: Daryl Easton Family Fund
7001 Franklin Ave
Hollywood CA 90028
If you would like to donate via credit card, please call Trish Alaskey at 323-851-3313 ext. 301.
The Academy will work with Alison and the family, and pick a date in the future to hold a memorial for Daryl. If you have any questions, please email the General Manager, Joe Furlow, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also donate via PayPal directly using email@example.com
There is also a GoFundMe campaign for the Easton Family.
It's worth noting that Daryl's online shop remains open for business. An alternate method of showing your support for his family is by making an online purchase at his store.