Not all magic news is exciting.. Phil Miller of HeraldScotland reports on an attempt by Jerry Sadowitz to discover the truth behind the untimely death of a friend…
“Sadowitz, known for his controversial stand-up as well as his skills as a magician, is opening his latest show in London with a video appeal from the mother of the late actor Mark Blanco.
Mr Blanco, 30, died in 2006 after falling from the first floor balcony of a London flat where Pete Doherty, known for his bands Babyshambles and The Libertines, and friends were having a party.
A campaign to discover what exactly happened that night is being led by Mr Blanco’s mother, Sheila, after an inquest delivered an open verdict.
Mr Blanco and Sadowitz, who is currently performing at the Leicester Square Theatre in London, became friends after meeting at a convention for magicians.
Sadowitz, who grew up in Glasgow, is now helping Sheila Blanco’s seven-year campaign for a full investigation into her son’s death”.