Anastasios Kasfikis (1892-1934) was a Russian illusionist who traveled under a Greek passport.
He was known for having several midgets in his company as assistants and toured Europe.
Kasfikis died while traveling in Spain when his Buzz-Saw Illusion slid forward during a collision with another car and crushed his head.
His widow, Valeria, continued his act as an all-girl illusion show. She later performed as "Cleopatra", had had considerable success touring Europe, South America, & the United States.
Some however speculate a more political intrigue in his death wondering if he was taken out by the Russian government.
- ↑ Goldston's Magical Quarterly Vol. 01. (Summer 1934): page 89
- ↑ THE MYSTERIOUS KASFIKIS: THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE Fred Maldino, Magicol February 1994