Rob Rue, a magician and entertainer in Acadiana for more than 35 years, has died.
No obituary has been posted for him; we will update this story as soon as more information regarding any arrangements are posted.
Rue performed magic and illusion shows, and comedy hypnosis shows, for all ages, at private events, on cruise ships and at corporate functions. He also was known as a radio personality.
Here's a post from his wife, Bobbi:
Late last month, his wife posted a request that friends, fans and family post remembrances on his Facebook page:
"Whether you remember him when he was rocking the songs at KSIG in the 70s, putting on a disco party at the Rice Festival Building, DJ'ing your wedding, giving your child the best magic show ever or maybe he was hypnotizing your senior class for Project Graduation! He has reinvented himself so many times and I could not be more proud to be his wife and partner for over 40 years," she wrote.
A GoFundMe has been set up to assist the family with final arrangements and other needs.
"It's with a heavy heart I write this, but life leaves me no choice. Since my husband, Rob Rue, has passed away, his final expenses are too much for me to handle. He was our only income and my future is now uncertain. I want desperately to cremate my husband as he wished and to stay in our home we’ve always known together," his wife writes.
If you'd like to help, click here.