Siegfried Fischbacher — half of the well-known Siegfried & Roy magic act — has died simply 2 days after asserting he had most cancers … and eight months after his skilled companion, Roy Horn.
Siegfried died Wednesday evening at his house in Las Vegas from pancreatic most cancers. His sister says he “fell asleep gently and peacefully.”
The longtime magician had simply introduced his terminal prognosis, and although he’d undergone a prolonged surgical procedure to take away a malignant tumor … the most cancers had already unfold. Siegfried was reportedly launched from the hospital at his personal request to spend his ultimate days at house.
Vegas, after all, is the place Siegfried & Roy made names for themselves … with their in style act finest identified for that includes white tigers and lions. The duo carried out collectively for 4 a long time, finest identified for his or her run at The Mirage from 1990 till 2003 … which was hailed essentially the most visited present on the Strip.
Their act ended after Roy suffered a career-ending damage when a tiger named Montecore attacked him on stage, leaving him partially paralyzed.
Roy died final Might on the age of 75 from problems of COVID-19. Siegfried mentioned on the time, “The world has misplaced one of many greats of magic, however I’ve misplaced my finest pal.”
Each males had been from Germany — they met whereas engaged on a cruise ship in 1957 — and started a 50-year journey collectively within the leisure biz. Siegfried as soon as mentioned … “We did what we did out of affection, not for fulfillment or cash. We had a deep respect for one another. We actually raised one another: I created Roy and Roy created Siegfried.”