Siegfried Fischbacher (1939-2021) & Roy Horn (1944-2020)

They appeared mostly in “Vegas Vacation”, as I’m not sure that they appeared more in movies and TV shows. But they were my icons as not just magicians, entertainers and performers before David Copperfield went into power, but also big cat whisperers for white lions and white tigers.

Both Siegfried and Roy in the beginning, were born and raised in Germany. Siegfried Fischbacher was born in Rosenheim on June 13th, 1939. Fischbacher purchased a magic book while he was a child, as he practised illusions. He moved to Italy in 1956 and worked in a hotel. He began to do more magic on a cruise ship. Roy Horn was born in Nordenham on October 3rd, 1944. He became very interested in animals at a young age, as his auntie who worked in a zoo, gave him access to exotic animals from the age of 10. He left school when he was 13 years old. While working as a waiter on that cruise ship, that was when Roy Horn met Siegfried Fischbacher while doing his magic.

Both were fired from that cruise ship, when they brought along a live cheetah on board to do magic. Some time later, they moved to the United States of America and became naturalized citizens. And from that moment on, they together became magician professionals. Especially while handling white lions and white tigers.

In Las Vegas, Nevada for many years. And not one single incident at all. Especially when they made their appearance as themselves in “Vegas Vacation” when they had American actor Chevy Chase.

Later on by late 2003, at the Mirage Resort & Casino, came that tiger attack. Roy Horn got injured, but was glad to be alive as he recovered. Siegfried thought so too. Since then, they never worked with white lions and white tigers again. For what they did in the past, before the accident, both were magnificent as they were Las Vegas celebrities.

April 23rd, 2010 was when they were both officially retired from show business as they gave out a last farewell to the audience. Since then, the world had always remembered those two. Until their fates came. 🥺🥺🥺🥺

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the entire world, after it broke out of China, Roy Horn tested positive as he lived until he was 75 years old on May 8th, 2020. He died of complications by COVID-19. Siegfried Fischbacher felt alone for a while until he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Months later, while avoiding the China virus, he lived until he was 81 years old on January 13th, 2021. He died in his sleep after entering stage 4. Both died in Las Vegas, Nevada in the chaotic year of 2020-2021 while everyone were impeaching fat pig Trump, blaming China a lot for starting the pandemic, as Joe Biden came into power after the USA election.

Since I’ve heard about them, I have been totally inspired by them and their work involving those white lions and white tigers. Not being cruel to animals before and since the pandemic struck, but I do admire a lot for what they did. As they gave me a ton of inspiration.

R.I.P Siegfried and Roy. Fans including myself will miss you both, very much. And this is my final message to them. “When you two are in heaven together, do me a favour will you? Say hi to Canadian actor Kirby Morrow for me, will ya? I sure will miss him as well as you two”.

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