Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy Dead at 81 | 22 Words

The tragic news has reached us that Siegfried Fischbacher has passed away aged eighty-one.

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​His sister confirmed the sad news today.

His death comes just 8 months after that of his professional partner, Roy Horn.

As the news reached social media...

Tributes came pouring in for the late star.

The star rose to fame as one half of the duo, Siegfried & Roy, who made names for themselves with their popular act best known for featuring white tigers and lions.

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The duo performed together for 4 decades, best known for their run at The Mirage from 1990 until 2003, an act hailed as the most-visited show on the Vegas Strip.​

Their act ended after Roy suffered a career-ending injury when a tiger named Montecore attacked him on stage.

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His injuries left him partially paralyzed.

​Tragically, Roy died last May at the age of seventy-five due to complications of COVID-19.

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"The world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend," Siegfried said at the time.

And, tragically, Siegfried died Wednesday night at his home in Las Vegas...

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His sister says he "fell asleep gently and peacefully."

The news comes shortly after it was announced he was suffering from terminal pancreatic cancer.

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Though he'd undergone a lengthy surgery to remove a malignant tumor, the cancer had sadly already spread.

Siegfried was then reportedly released from the hospital at his own request to spend his final days at home.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.

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RIP.