Report: Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher dies in Las Vegas

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Siegfried Fischbacher (right) and Roy Horn (left) of the magician duo "Siegfried & Roy" (Photo: Carol M. Highsmith / Library of Congress)

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.

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Sister Dolore told dpa that spoke with her brother on the phone before he died and they prayed together.

Fischbacher’s long-time show business partner, Roy Horn, died in May of complications from COVID-19 at a Las Vegas hospital.

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.