Siegfried Fischbacher of 'Siegfried and Roy' fame dies in Las Vegas

Siegfried Fischbacher of 'Siegfried and Roy' fame dies in Las Vegas.

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BREAKING: Siegfried Fischbacher, the surviving member of famed entertainment duo Siegfried and Roy, has passed away from pancreatic cancer, a spokesperson confirms to ABC News.

Siegfried Fischbacher of 'Siegfried and Roy' fame dies in Las Vegas.

Famed entertainers Siegfried and Roy speak to ABC News in an exclusive interview.The legendary performers changed the face of the Las Vegas Strip with their impressive illusions and white tiger-taming actsin a career that spanned 50 years.Fischbacher was born in Rosenheim, Germany, on June 13, 1939, and met Horn in 1957. The German duo began performing in Las Vegas in 1967. Before they opened an extravagant show at The Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas in 1990, Fischbacher and Horn had built a successful brand as Siegfried and Roy, entertainers who performed everywhere around the world from cruise ships to casinos.

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MORE: Siegfried and Roy's storied career on the Las Vegas StripAfter thousands of performances together, Fischbacher and Horn's show at The Mirage came to an unexpected close in 2003 following an onstage incident involving Horn and his white Bengal tiger, Mantecore.

The duo stepped back onstage for one final performance on March 1, 2009, when they held a benefit show for the Cleveland Clinic's Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. They said it raised $14 million.The duo sat down with"20/20" in 2019 for"Siegfried & Roy: Behind the Magic," a two-hour special on their storied career.

In May, prior to Horn's death, the duo shared the following message of love and support for those affected by COVID-19:"Everyone in the United States and around the world impacted by this health crisis remain in our prayers. We know the real magic in all of us caring, cheering, loving and thanking one another will return everyone to good health and happiness. We can't wait until it is possible for all of us to hug each other safely again. Love to all, Siegfried & Roy."

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If you can't discern real from fake news, your not over 18 Didn't the other one die recently as well? Rest In Peace Free the white tigers. Awe 😪😪😪 😢🙏💙🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Wonder if the cats were left all the $$$ in the will? 3 🙏