World famous magician with Eastern Kentucky roots dies

A Bell County native and a magician that performed around the world has died.

Jim Tom Williams, who was better known as the "Great Carazini", died Sunday at a nursing home in Harrogate, Tennessee.

The World War Two veteran performed his act on many TV shows including the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the Smothers Brothers comedy hour.

His funeral will be at two Wednesday afternoon at the Arnett and Steele Funeral Home in Pineville.

Williams was 86 years old.

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