Andrés Gómez obituary

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Andrés Gómez, known as “The Machine,” will be remembered by all jugglers in the city of Medellín, Colombia. He was an inspiration for all generations of circus artists in Colombia. The tributes to his legacy will continue to carry his memory to the top. Andrés was born on December 12, 1983, in Medellín. His beginnings …

Ninette Mongador (Antoinette Chambeyron) Obituary

We are sorry to announce the passing of Antoinette Chambeyron, better known in the juggling world as Ninette Mongador. Ninette was born in France in 1928 into a juggling family. Her father, Georges Chambeyron, was a talented juggler and formed the famous juggling troupe The Mongadors around 1900. The juggling troupe worked in both circuses and in variety theaters. Ninette’s …

Remembering Todd Smith

The juggling community has lost one of its most popular members and prop makers, Todd Smith. His close friend Arthur Lewbel has been kind enough to write his obituary, found below. Following the obituary is a link to an old Juggler’s World article about Todd and a collection of remembrances compiled by David Cain from the juggling community. **** Todd …

Remembering Rudi Schweitzer

We are sad to announce that Rudi Schweitzer, the well-known juggler from Frankfurt, Germany, passed away on June 22nd, 2020. Rudi, who was born on May 7th, 1939, specialized in using a derby hat, top hats, cigar boxes, and three balls. He initially worked as a locksmith before being trained in juggling by his uncle, Albert Schweitzer, who was a …

Billie Henderson obituary

(Haz clic aquí para español.) I deeply regret the death of Billie Lou Henderson on June 12, 2020. I had conversations with her for a couple of months. I wrote, thanks to her, an article about her family (can read it here). My dialogues with Billie were interrupted by various situations: the difference in country timezones, her age at the …

Ron Graham Obituary

We are sad to report the passing of former IJA President Ronald Graham (1935 – 2020) on July 6th, 2020. Ron was a well-known figure in the juggling world and nothing less than a major celebrity in the world of mathematics. To learn about his huge contributions to mathematics, you can read the obituary published by the American Mathematical Society …

Forest fire with fireballs

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Juggling accidents are very common. I think that all jugglers have suffered some kind of injury with juggling. David Cain, in his article called “Juggling Related Injuries and Deaths,” reveals some of the craziest and most unimaginable accidents in juggling. Cases like that of juggler Paul Stephens who suffered second-degree burns from catching a burning …

Domingo Ferrer Falcon Romero Obituary

Domingo Ferrer Falcon Romero died on April 3, 2020 at the age of 76 in Havana, Cuba. He awas born April 5, 1943. Domingo was known as a juggler and teacher at the National Circus School of Cuba. He began his career in 1958 at Circo La Bayamesa. He was a member of the successful juggling group Los Coronados, who …

Cotton McAloon Obituary

The juggling world has lost one of it’s most colorful characters. Cotton McAloon passed away on April 10th, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. He was born November 6, 1965 in California (USA) to a mathematician father and artist mother. The family moved to France when Cotton was young. He spoke five European languages and was known for his high energy performances, …