Siegfried Fischbacher, who partnered with Roy Horn for the Las Vegas stage act Siegfried and Roy, has died at age 81.
Fischbacher died Wednesday night at his home in Las Vegas after a battle with pancreatic cancer, publicist Dave Kirvin confirmed in a news release.
His death comes eight months after the passing of his longtime stage partner Horn, who died May 8 of coronavirus complications at 75.
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“Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend,” Fischbacher said in a statement about Horn at the time. “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.”