After a long ordeal fighting a terrible disease, Roger passed away yesterday, 30th August 2008, at around 1pm.

The name Roger Klause is known to magicians the world over. For over 50 years, Roger has been an icon in magic, making himself available at conventions, sessions and private meetings whenever and wherever the opportunity allowed.

Roger’s friends and students are innumerable, both his antics and his magic are legendary, and he’s contributed either directly or indirectly to shaping many of the major forces and events in magic over the last half-century.

Roger Klause was a respected performer and instructor. He has long been known as “The Leader of the Underground,” a title bestowed upon him by Michael Skinner during a lecture in Wichita, Kansas, as Roger is the quintessential “session magician,” sitting in private sessions with magicians from all walks of life.

Communications may be sent to Wanda Klause, PO Box 1256, Borger TX 79008.

Magicians world wide will miss Roger, and our thoughts are with Wanda and the Klause family.

  • http://Pepka.com Pepka

    I got to spend some time with Roger in 2007 in Vegas. I think he put up with me because I’m a huge fan of Mike Skinner. We talked about their friendship and magic. He gave me a few pointers and told me to keep in touch. It was not long after this that we heard about his illness.

    He’ll be missed greatly.