Mike Newman Obituary

We are sad to report that New Zealand’s Mike Newman has passed away. Mike, who was 68 at the time of his death, was well-known in the city of Palmerston North, where he had been performing as a street juggler for around twenty seven years. He was also a prolific writer and poet.

Mike was the subject of a short documentary / interview two years ago, which you can watch below.

The following four newspaper articles about Mike’s life can do better justice to his memory than what we can write, so you’re encouraged to read them to learn how Mike overcame a tragic accident and brain injury to lead a fulfilling life.

Palmerston North’s juggling man to be laid to rest on Monday

Duo pay tribute to Palmerston North’s juggling man in his old spot

Palmerston North’s juggling man farewelled

Juggling man’s final goodbye

Our condolences go out to his friends and family.


David Cain is a professional juggler, juggling historian, and the owner of the world's only juggling museum, the Museum of Juggling History. He is a Guinness world record holder and 15 time IJA gold medalist. In addition to his juggling pursuits, David is a successful composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singer as well as the author of twenty-six books. He and his children live in Middletown, OH (USA).

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