Thursday, April 08, 2010

Lance Burton loses his show and his mother

Tough week for Las Vegas magician Lance Burton. First he lost his show at the Monte Carlo after 13 years over budget cuts. Now comes word from Tabloid Baby pal and top Vegas publicicist Wayne Bernath that he's lost his mother. Hilma Burton died in her sleep in Columbia, Kentucky yesterday at 73. Burton (center, with mom and Criss Angel) will cancel his show next Tuesday so he can be in Kentucky for the funeral, he'll be back onstage at the Lance Burton Theatre on Wednesday. The sleight-of-hand master and illusionist will be at the Monte Carlo through the end of the summer, leaving five years earlier than planned.


toni akin said...

Dear Lance,

I am sorry about the loss of your mother. She was a great lady and the entire family will miss her greatly. I am glad Marilyn got the chance to visit her last summer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. .


Toni Akin

Anonymous said...

i am so sorry for your loss.

Your mom got to witness you at the top of your career.


It is comforting to know that your mom got witness the admiration from magicians and non magicians alike what a true consummate entertainer you truly are!

WORLD class magician and son.

I KNOW your mom must have been very proud of you!!!