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Ricky Jay

Ricky Jay (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Ricky Jay (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Guest Book Highlights

October 21, 2019 "I am sorry regarding the loss of your loved one. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times. "
March 23, 2019 "I first met Rick Jay in Teagle Hall, Cornell University, lthaca, NY. He played pickup basketball with me and other b-ball players and football players and others trying to stay in shape during the off seasons. Those included former Brooklyn federal prosecutor now NYC corporate counsel head Zachary W. Carter, former football star Ed Marinaro who became a star on Hill Street Blues, law student Arthur Eisenberg now NYCLU Executive Council and others. Sometimes we hung out together in College Town with others who were really close to him. I last saw him at a Lincoln Center film festival in New York. I can't say we were close friends but I can say he was a great guy whom I will never forget." - Gregg W. Morris (Jersey City, NJ)
December 29, 2018 "Ricky Jay was a master. The world has lost a great."
December 14, 2018 "My sincer condolences to the Jay family for your loss. During this hard time may your family find comfort in God comforting words in psalms 94:19 were God says he will comfort and sooths those who are hurting." - Kelly Miller (CA)
December 12, 2018 "Ricky stopped by my apartment with his booking agent many, many years ago. I had never met him before. After much pleading and cajoling on our part, he was finally persuaded to accept an ancient deck of cards which had been in my family for years and years. He looked it over briefly and then proceeded to regale my friend and I with one impossible trick and one amazing story after another for more than an hour. We sat there transfixed. Dumbfounded. Joyous. Astonished...we shouted, pounded on the table, and laughed to the point of tears. He put as much professional energy and style into that performance as he ever put into any of his professional appearances. In that hour, what a wonderful gift he gave to us. The same gift he gave to everyone, and every audience. Pure deepest condolences to Ricky's wife, his friends and family. Rest in peace, Ricky. You are dearly missed. John Kelly." - John Kelly (Santa Paula, CA)
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Obituary for Ricky Jay
Ricky Jay was a magician and popular character actor. Known for his card tricks, he was considered to be one of the greatest hand of sleight...
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