Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher of ‘Siegfried & Roy’ has died at 81


LAS VEGAS – JUNE 30: Magicians Siegfried Fischbacher (L) and Roy Horn arrive at the gala premiere of “The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil” at The Mirage Hotel & Casino June 30, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

BERLIN (AP) — German news agency DPA is reporting that illusionist Siegfried 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.

“He was at home in Las Vegas,” Sister Dolore told dpa. She said she talked to her brother on the phone before he died and they prayed together.

“I could pray with him and tell him that I will always be with him in my heart,” she said.
After the call he laid down and fell asleep, she added.

Fischbacher’s long-time partner, Roy Horn, died in May from complications of COVID-19 at age 75.

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