Siegfried Fischbacher Biography — Wiki
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Siegfried Fischbacher was 81 years old at the time of death.
Obituary: Siegfried Fischbacher Death and Cause of Death
‘He was at home in Las Vegas,’ Sister Dolore said.
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, Siegfried Fischbacher laid down and fell asleep, she said.
Fischbacher’s publicist Dave Kirvin confirmed in a statement that he died Wednesday and said the funeral service will be private ‘with plans for a public memorial in the future’. His death comes just days after reports surfaced that the famed magician was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer.
A report from German publication Bild Monday said he had undergone a 12-hour operation to remove a malignant tumor and was being cared for at his Las Vegas home by two hospice workers.
His last public appearance was on August 26, at the dedication of Siegfried & Roy Drive at The Mirage Hotel – where the duo had performed their iconic show for more than a decade and where Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden is located.
Fischbacher’s death comes just eight months after his long-time show business partner Roy Horn died aged 75 at a Las Vegas hospital in May of complications from COVID-19.
Tributes pour in
Siegfried Fischbacher & Roy went in 1957 onboard a cruise ship before they shot to fame and became some of the most popular and highest-paid entertainers to ever grace the Las Vegas strip.
The famous duo, known for their spectacular illusions and use of exotic animals, kept audiences enthralled throughout their 40-year career before retiring after Horn was mauled on stage by one of their beloved tigers in 2003.
The pair were inseparable both on and off stage, living together until Horn’s death in the lavish Las Vegas mansion called Little Bavaria.
Tributes started pouring in from the entertainment industry and Las Vegas officials after news of Fischbacher’s death was confirmed Thursday.
MGM Resorts, which owns The Mirage hotel where Siegfried & Roy had a lifetime residency and entertained crowds with their extravagant magic shows that brought exotic animals to Sin City, described Fischbacher’s death as the ‘end of an era’.
‘The passing of Siegfried Fischbacher marks the end of an era. Siegfried & Roy had a vision for the kind of entertainment spectacular the world at large had never before seen,’ it said.