He died from a stroke while on a tour in China.
Hank, was an honorary and life member of the Society of American Magicians as well as past National President. He was a member of the British Magic Circle and an honorary member of both the British Ring of the IBM and the Club Magico Italiano.
Hank was a fervent advocate of FISM and at three occasions he was an appreciated judge of the FISM World Championships of magic.
He was the driving force behind the 2008 Combined IBM/SAM convention that was based on the FISM concept.
He’ll be sadly missed by his countless friends all over the world.