This past week, the world of ventriloquism experienced a great loss, when Clinton Detweiler passed away. Many people have shared their feelings and their sadness. I didn’t know how to express myself. All I could say was Rest In Peace.

I never had the pleasure of meeting Clinton, although he was a great friend. I graduated the Maher Course and Clinton not only helped, but inspired me. Over the years, we corresponded as he watched my growth in the business. I was truly honored last summer when Clinton asked me to be a part of a project that was never realized.

Clinton touched more lives than he may have realized. His kindness, concern and friendship helped take the art to new levels.

As I struggled with putting my feelings into words, I came across Terry Fator’s tribute. I share it here and say “Thank you Terry, you expressed what I couldn’t and the tears were needed.”