Paul Kyprie Obituary

Well-known juggler, yo-yo expert, and magician Paul Kyprie has passed away. Paul was from Ann Arbor, Michigan and dabbled in juggling, yo-yo, and magic from a young age. He was the Ann Arbor City Yo-Yo Champion in 1961 and won the University of Michigan Homecoming Yo-Yo Contest in 1971. Paul graduated from the University of Michigan in 1972 with a degree in Education. After he graduated, he couldn’t find a teaching job. Paul had competed on the University of Michigan Trampoline team and had won two NCAA championships, so he found a job performing trampoline shows in schools. In the meantime, he continued his education by receiving a Masters in Kinesiology in 1976 from the University of Michigan. In 1982, Paul switched to performing  juggling, yo-yos, and magic. Using the stage name “Zeemo,” he entertained generations of families in Michigan and surrounding states and was a familiar face at many juggling conventions and festivals.

Our condolences go out to all of Paul’s friends and family. Below are some photos and videos featuring Paul to help us remember him.




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 16 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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