Who is Siegfried Fischbacher? Siegfried Fischbacher Bio/Wiki
Dpa confirms that the illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher, the remaining member of the duo Siegfried & Roy, died at the age of 81 in Las Vegas. The New York Times is also reporting on the death of Fischbacher.
On June 13, 1939, Siegfried Fischbacher was born to Martin and Maria Fischbacher in Rosenheim.
His mother was a housewife and his father was a talented painter who ended up in the Soviet Union as a prisoner of war during World War II. As a boy, Fischbacher bought a magic book and started to practice illusions. In 1956, he migrated to Italy and began working at a hotel.
#BREAKING World-famous magician Siegfried Fischbacher, part of the duo Siegfried & Roy has died. His death comes two days after announcing that he was suffering from terminal pancreatic cancer.
His partner Roy Horn died 8 months ago of Covid-19. pic.twitter.com/TJhO9lzCZB
— Feven Kay (@Feven_Kay) January 14, 2021
He was 81 years old.
In 1957, he joined Horn aboard the cruise ship TS Bremen, where Siegfried was employed as a steward and entertainer. During his nightly magic display, he enlisted Horn, the captain’s bellboy, to help.
The long-time show business partner of Fischbacher, Roy Horn, died in a Las Vegas hospital last year of complications from Covid-19.
He’d been 75. With their incredible magic tricks, the pair amazed millions before one of the act’s prominent white tigers seriously injured Horn in 2003.
Formerly a duo of magicians and entertainers, Siegfried and Roy had a total net worth of $150 million.
According to Dave Kirvin, his publicist, he died of pancreatic cancer.
Fischbacher’s publicist, according to the Times, said the cause of death was pancreatic cancer.
On Thursday, Dpa said that Fischbacher’s niece, a nun living in Munich, reported that she had died of cancer. Sister Dolore told DPA, “He was at home in Las Vegas.” She said she spoke on the phone with her brother before he died, and together they prayed.
RIP Siegfried Fischbacher. The world has lost both a brilliant entertainer and a caring humanitarian. No doubt he and Roy are back together and planning their next spectacle! pic.twitter.com/kMdCc1X3Jh
— Melissa Rivers (@MelRivers) January 14, 2021
Sad news from Vegas. Legendary showman Siegfried Fischbacher has died at age 81. His longtime partner Roy Horn died last year. End of a colorful era! pic.twitter.com/bUMD8D7vCo
— Deborah Roberts (@DebRobertsABC) January 14, 2021