Van Cliburn truly a magnificent and gracious person. He electrified any room he entered, a man of great wit and great wealth of knowledge, when he started to speak everyone would certainly stop to listen, hoping and praying to be a part of his conversation no matter the topic. As he started to play, the way his fingers glided over the keys his music could be felt throughout the entire room sending chills down your spine and goosebumps that would last the entire evening, hoping that it would never end. A fascinating man,with a gift he shared with the entire world, will be greatly, missed, and loved by all. Mr. Van Cliburn may you Rest In Peace, as heaven awaits the Texas Angel who conquered the world.