Daily Express

Siegfried Fischbache­r

BORN JUNE 13, 1939 – DIED JANUARY 13, 2021, AGED 81


GERMAN-born Siegfried Fischbache­r was half of the magic act Siegfried & Roy, famed for its flamboyant Las Vegas performanc­es with lions and tigers in the 1990s.

He was hooked on magic after buying a book as a boy.

He met Roy Horn on a luxury cruise ship as he practised illusionis­t tricks between his duties as a steward. They were fired for bringing a cheetah on board.

They toured the world with their shows and quit after Horn was seriously attacked by a white tiger in 2003.

Fischbache­r died of pancreatic cancer eight months after Horn’s death from Covid-19.

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