Ali Bongo's life long passion was magic! Anyone close to him would be aware that he breathed, ate and slept magic, sometimes seeming to live on his own magic planet. Ali spent his life doing what he loved, performing magic and bringing pleasure to his audiences. He loved spending time with fellow magicians and considered himself privileged to belong to a worldwide magic family.

However, although many people were unaware of it, Ali was also very close to his other family, his relations to whom he remained William (known as Billy) and we as a family have many fond memories of him. I hope some of them will also contribute to this site.

To us, his niece and nephew he was simply "Uncle Billy" a much loved uncle, and we also benefited greatly from his magic talents, as children it was certainly something to boast about to our school chums.

We are very glad to have this space here to be able to hear from all of you.
We would also like to thank you for your support and kindness both during Ali's illness and over the last few days.
We look forward to reading thoughts and feelings about Ali as well as any stories or great times you remember.

Alison and Philip