Sadly, one of the world’s most knowledgeable Magicians has been lost… Denny Haney.
He was not only a great performing magician, but also was a loving, honest, and caring advisor/mentor for anyone that needed help with their magic. We watched him spend hours coaching and teaching young and old alike. But for Nani and me, he was an even better friend!
We often met him at his magic shop when we were performing in the Baltimore area. We would also get together whenever he would perform at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. Though he is not with us anymore, his magic lives on in his audiences and patrons to which he brought so much joy and laughter.
Here's the announcement we received from Denny's store on January, 23rd, 2018:
Friends of the Magic Community,
It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the passing of one of the greatest contributors to our art. Last night, Denny Haney passed peacefully in his sleep after a brief battle with cancer.
Denny was a proud American and a Vietnam Veteran having served four tours of duty stationed near the mountains in Pleiku. Upon his return to the US, after serving his country, he began his career as a professional magician. All through the 1980's and early 90’s he was a very successful corporate entertainer.
He wanted to give back to the magic community so he took the money he earned on the road, and opened up a studio where magicians could come and learn, practice their craft, rehearse and exchange ideas.
As many of you know, his daughter Dawn has been running the shop during his illness. We kindly ask that you respect his family's privacy at this time and refrain from calling. We will continue to process orders in a few days. We will be updating with more information about Memorial Services as they become available.
The Denny & Lee Magic Studio
To his family, please know that he is in our hearts. He will be missed!!
Mark and Nani