Renowned Hollywood Metalist, Max Maven, dies at 71

Max Maven, a famed Hollywood mentalist and magical historian, passed at his lovely home in Hollywood on November 1 after a two-year prolonged fight with cancer. He was 71 and his death was confirmed by his management. Know more about the famed magician in the following lines.

How Did Max Maven Die? His Legacy

Max Maven who is well known for being a fine mentalist and magical historian passed in his lovely home in Hollywood on November 1, 2022, after a two-year-long battle with glioblastoma. His age was 71. The official cause of his death was the result of brain cancer.

He opened his eyes on 21 December 1950 in Ithaca, New York, USA.  His character has formed Max in the mid-70s and known for dressing in pitched black attire.

Maven was honored several times over by magical societies around the globe that also includes the Society of American Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Most recently, FISM (Federations Internationale des Sociétés Magiques) has also awarded him a lifetime achievement for his many decades supporting and contributing to the organization’s global growth and success.

Max Maven Glorious Magical Career

Max Maven was a great magician of his time. He has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs that also include the lead role on Count DeClues’ Mystery Castle for the Fox network and guest-starring parts at Mork & Mindy, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and General Hospital.

In the year 1998, he also developed and starred in the Canadian series The Maximum Dimension, an offbeat educational show for younger viewers that also involved recreational mathematics which aired for around 26 episodes on the TVO Network.

His other credits also include hosting eight network specials in Japan and creating a pair of specials in Thailand. He could be seen featured in the 1998 PBS documentary The Art of Magic, The Secret World on The Learning Channel, and the Masters of Illusion series for the PAX network.

Mind Games

His impressive work in interactive broadcasting also included creating the groundbreaking Max Maven’s Mind games: The Videotape that Reads Your Mind for MCA. His games were a regular feature on the popular Best of Magic series for the ITV network in England, and his interactive illusions were included in The World’s Greatest Magic, NBC’s highest-rated special of 1994, for which he returned for subsequent editions in the year of 1995 and 1997.

He has hosted his very own show on Israel’s Channel 2,  which is the legal version of Penn & Teller: Fool Us called Mi Yapil Et Ha Master (“Who Can Fool The Master?).

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Max Maven’s Book of Fortunetelling was also published by Prentice Hall in late 1992. He served as the Senior Research Consultant to the Center for Scientific Anomalies Research in Michigan, and on the Board of Advisors of the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where his interactive material was featured in the exhibit Magic: The Science of Illusion that went on to tour museums all over the North America nations.

His Awards and Recognition?

Maven has also earned many awards and got much recognition for his work and efforts. Max has got awards that also include the Society of American Magicians, the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and the Academy of Magical Arts.

He also received the lecturer of the year in 1979 in the category of Academy of Magical Arts and The Allan Slaight Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1979.

Max Maven Family

Max Maven was also survived by his two siblings sisters whose names are Sara Goldstein Gall and Naomi Goldstein.

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