Siegfried Fischbacher, of magician duo Siegfried and Roy, dies at 81

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San Francisco: Siegfried Fischbacher, the surviving member of German entertainment duo Siegfried and Roy, has died at the age of 81, his sister confirmed.

Fischbacher, originally from the city of Rosenheim in south-east Germany, became famous for his appearances with white tigers and lions alongside his partner Roy Horn.

Siegfried Fischbacher, left, and Roy Horn, pictured in 1994 at their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Credit:AP

“He was at home in Las Vegas,” Fischbacher’s sister said, adding that she had called him on the phone.

“I was able to pray with him and tell him that I would always be with him in my heart.”

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