Early reports on the Genii (magic magazine) forums that Jerry Andrus has died (and now also on his web site). Jerry has long been a staple at The Amaz!ng Meeting in Las Vegas, which is where I first met him. He was a longtime friend of James Randi and a true genius in the magic world, as demonstrated by his wonderful optical illusions.
At TAM5 there was talk of a bio in the works on Jerry’s life. I’ll certainly be grabbing that as soon as it debuts.