Siegfried Fischbacher of the famed Siegfried & Roy duo is "terminally ill with pancreatic cancer," a report out of Germany claims.
The news comes eight months after Roy Horn passed away due to complications from COVID-19.
Siegfried was "released from a clinic at his own request" and is at his Las Vegas home being cared for by "two hospice workers," the report from Bild claims, adding that the world famous magician had a "12-hour operation" to remove a malignant tumor. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Siegfried is battling pancreatic cancer.
Due to the pandemic, Siegfried, 81, hasn't been able to mourn Roy with his family or deal with his own health issues. Siegfried's sister told Bild, "I take my brother with me in every one of my prayers and I am deeply connected to him."
Following Roy's passing, Siegfried said in a statement, "Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend. 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."
"Roy was a fighter his whole life including during these final days," he continued. "I give my heartfelt appreciation to the team of doctors, nurses and staff at Mountain View Hospital who worked heroically against this insidious virus that ultimately took Roy's life."
Siegfried & Roy were well known in Europe for decades — particularly in their native Germany — but they shot to worldwide fame after launching their Las Vegas show. During the '90s — long before the influx of Cirque du Soleil and high-profile residency shows — their act was arguably the hottest ticket in town. The show, though, came to a sudden and shocking end in October 2003 when Roy was mauled by the big-cat Mantecore (then known as Montecore) during a live show. Audience members were left stunned when the animal dragged Roy off stage in its mouth.
Roy suffered life-threatening injuries, and his ability to move, walk and speak was severely affected for the rest of his life.