2 Days After Announcing Terminal Cancer, Siegfried of “Siegfried & Roy” Passes Away

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Siegfried and Roy are together again.

In May 2020, Roy Horn – one-half of the famous duo Siegfried and Roy – passed away from complications from COVID-19 at the age of 75.

Following Roy’s death, Siegfried put out the following statement:

“Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend. From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried.”

8 months after Roy’s death, 81-year-old Siegfried Fischbacher has also passed away. Just two days ago, Siegfried announced he was “suffering from terminal pancreatic cancer.”

Siegfried and Roy performed together since they were teenagers and rose to international fame when they launched their Las Vegas act in 1990 at the Mirage Casino and Resort. The duo was known for involving white tigers in their act. They performed upwards of 5,000 times in Vegas before they ended their show when Roy was attacked by one of their tigers in 2003.

MGM, the duo’s longtime employer released a statement on their Twitter, saying, “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. We are grateful for all they meant to MGM Resorts, Las Vegas and to the world of entertainment.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.