Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy dies


FILE – German illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher of the duo ” Siegfried & Roy” holds their trophies after receiving the World Entertainment Award at the World Award 2003 ceremony in Hamburg, northern Germany, on Oct.22, 2003. German news agency dpa is reporting that Fischbacher, the surviving member of duo Siegfried & Roy has died in Las Vegas at age 81. The news agency said Thursday that Fischbacher’s sister, a nun who lives in Munich, confirmed his death of cancer. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer, File)

Siegfried Fischbacher, the surviving member of the duo Siegfried & Roy, has died at age 81.

He entertained millions with illusions using rare animals.

His publicist says Fischbacher died Wednesday at his home from pancreatic cancer. The news was first reported Thursday by German news agency dpa.

Fischbacher’s long-time show business partner, Roy Horn, died last year of complications from COVID-19 at a Las Vegas hospital. He was 75.

The duo astonished millions with their extraordinary magic tricks until Horn was critically injured in 2003 by one of the act’s famed white tigers.

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