Rosenheim (dpa) - At a memorial service, family members said goodbye to the world-famous magician Siegfried Fischbacher.

His sister Dolore and his brother Marinus Fischbacher met on Friday morning in his birthplace Rosenheim.

"It is a familiar and very small gathering because of the pandemic - and we want it in peace," Dolore had previously told the German press agency.

At the funeral she said shortly after her death last week: “He will probably be buried over there like Roy too.

Everything on a small scale - that's how I imagine it. "

A funeral arrangement of white flowers and a photo of the magician were placed in the church.

Siegfried Fischbacher, who wrote show history with his long-time partner Roy Horn as "Siegfried & Roy" with white tigers, died of cancer on January 13 at the age of 81 in Las Vegas.


His sister is a religious member of a Bavarian monastery.

Roy Horn died around eight months before Fischbacher.

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