For decades they shared the stage as “Siegfried & Roy”, since May 8, Siegfried Fischbacher (81) has been going through life alone. His longtime business partner Roy Horn († 75) died of complications from a coronavirus infection.
Since then Siegfried Fischbacher has lived in seclusion on the “Little Bavaria” estate in Las Vegas (USA). He rules out a return to his German homeland: «I have paradise here! And everything reminds me of Roy. I don’t want to leave that behind, ”he says to the German“ Bild ”.
Two projects in honor of Roy
He still feels very attached to Roy, he continues. «I miss Roy infinitely. But I feel that he is taking care of me from up there. The memories of our wonderful time together carry me. »
Fischbacher is now fully committed to two projects that are intended to honor his magician partner. This is how the life of “Siegfried & Roy” by star producer Nico Hoffmann (60, “I’ve never been to New York”) is to be filmed. Fischbacher: «I talk to ‹Bully› Herbig almost every day, who continues to write the screenplay. I think it will be a wonderful film. »
«We find strength in each other. Everyone is their own master. »
Roy Horn had also created a friendship calendar with pictures and sayings before his death, which his magician partner now wants to complete. “For months, Roy worked on it all by himself, personally selected each photo and every saying came directly from his heart,” says Siegfried. «He was very proud when he looked at the first copy in April. The end product arrived on time so that he could see it on the way to the hospital. »
Roy Horn’s wisdom often deals with living together with Siegfried Fischbacher. He writes in the calendar: “Every day is a day to celebrate it – we had plenty of it”, “Friendship is give and take. You go through the hard times to enjoy the good times »,« The calmness of ‹Little Bavaria› has calmed agitated water – and still does »and also« We find strength in each other. Everyone is their own master. » (imh)