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Magician Siegfried Fischbacher dies aged 81

Magician Siegfried Fischbacher, who alongside Roy Horn starred in a popular, long-running Las Vegas act built around rare tigers, has died of pancreatic cancer, media reports said on Thursday (January 14).

Fischbacher, who was 81, passed away in Las Vegas, local media reported.

Fischbacher and Horn, who were both born in Germany, co-founded their stage act after meeting on a cruise ship in the late 1950s before bringing the show to Las Vegas in 1967 and performing for the next four decades.

Horn was seriously injured in 2003 when he was mauled by a white tiger during a performance at the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas on his 59th birthday.

The attack ended their show on the Las Vegas strip but the pair continued to make public appearances.

(Production: Hanna Rantala)

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