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Siegfried Fischbacher, one half of celebrated magic double act Siegfried & Roy, has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 81.

Fischbacher recently had a 12-hour operation to remove a malignant tumour.

The pair were among the biggest names in the world of magic. They performed an estimated 5,000 shows for 10 million fans in Las Vegas since 1990.

His death comes less than a year after his magic partner Roy Horn died from Covid-19 complications.