~IN MEMORY OF: OUR GOOD FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR ROY "HUSTON" HUSTED~
I received a call from Yuka today with the sad news that Roy passed away in his sleep during the night. I didn't get any details, except he had been feeling good in spite of some recent health problems. She would like friends to hold their calls for a couple days, I think we all understand that. Roy will surely be missed.
I always thought Roy had the perfect eyes for an Illusionist.
Roy & Yuka at the "Showfolks", seniors party a couple weeks ago.
I borrowed the following video & remarks are from the magic news website "itricks",
We’ve been informed that Roy Huston is no longer with us.
This video, produced only hours after word was released that he is no longer with us features some great old footage and what looks to be a recent interview with The Amazing Huston.
iTricks wishes to express our condolences to all friends and family.
FROM ROGER SCHULTE:
I am still in shock. It was a few weeks ago I had planned to stop by and see Roy but did not make it. My partner Melissa and I spend 10 years making the film Gibtown and Roy was the spiritual center of the film. He was a master of illusion not just on stage but with life itself. He knew that that this small place called earth is what you make it! He transformed any space he was in with his stories and imagination.
All I could do after hearing the news was try to create something fast from the footage I had and let my thoughts ride the road. Roy is a true artist and his life is the work that is displayed in the memories of all that met him. PLanet Gibtown will not be the same without you! Yuka my thoughts are with you.
FROM: MEL SHACHAT-EDMON
I will miss Roy very much. I had the honor of meeting him many years ago while making "Gibtown", the documentary on Gibsonton and its amazing residents. I am very saddened by the news, he was a unique guy, filled with laughter, talent, magic and always a great story to tell. I learned so much from him from the history of spook shows, to the great houdini, to the life of an illusionist (your really a furniture mover!)
RIP Roy, I'm sure your doin your magic in a special place. - Luv, Mel Shachat-Edmon