Magic mentors break wand for shooting victim

May 7th, 2010 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under General


Magic mentors break wand for shooting victimA photographer for the Orange County Register captured exactly how emotional a broken wand ceremony can be.

Four magicians and mentors of Adrian Ramos, 19, were asked by the teens family to conduct the ceremony during a rosary and memorial service Wednesday. In front of about 200 people, magician Michael Van Horn snapped a wand in two and presented it to Ramos father and first magic mentor, Jorge Ramos. (Picture by Leonard Ortiz, Orange Co. Register).

Ramos, known as “El Magnifico,” was shot and killed during a robbery attempt April 28 while walking home after dark from a music class at Fullerton College in Anaheim. When Ramos was 9, he was the youngest performer to be featured at The Magic Castle. He also performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. But more often, he performed for small groups of friends and at hospitals.

Vaya con Dios, El Magnifico.

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