Remembering Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy & More Stars We Lost in 2021

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The new year may just have started, but we've already said goodbye to some beloved TV stars. Though they're gone, audiences can still enjoy their work on television, celebrating and remembering them for years to come.

Scroll down for the small-screen celebs who have left us so far this year.

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Siegfried Fischbacher Roy Horn
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Siegfried Fischbacher


Cause of death: Pancreatic cancer

Best known for: Fischbacher (above left) and his partner on stage Roy Horn were well-known for their shows in Las Vegas combining illusions and big cats. Fischbacher appeared in movies like Ocean’s Eleven and Vegas Vacation, and he and Horn were guests on talk shows like Good Morning AmericaEntertainment TonightLarry King Live, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Fischbacher also guest starred as himself on TV shows like Bassie & Adriaan and on food shows like Dinner: Impossible and Bizarre Foods America.

The Loud Family Patricia
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Patricia Loud


Cause of death: Natural causes

Best known for: Being the matriarch in the PBS docuseries An American Family in 1973

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John Reilly


Cause of death: Not Disclosed

Best known for: His roles in soaps such as General Hosptial, Passions, and Sunset Beach. He also appears in several episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210 and voices the character Clint Barton (a.k.a. Hawkeye) in the ’90s animated series Iron Man.

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Tommy Lasorda


Cause of death: Cardiopulmonary Arrest

Best known for: Managing the Los Angeles Dodgers. This baseball legend’s TV credits include roles on Everybody Loves Raymond, Fantasy Island, CHiPs, and more.

Deezer D ER Nurse Malik
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Dearon "Deezer D" Thompson


Cause of death: Unknown

Best known for: Playing Nurse Malik on ER throughout its 15-year run. His other TV credits include Star-ving and The John Larroquette Show.

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Tanya Roberts


Cause of death: Unknown

Best known for: Her roles on That 70’s Show (Midge Pinciotti) and Charlie’s Angels (Julie Rogers). Her other TV credits include BarbershopEve, and Hot Line.

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Barbara Shelley


Cause of death: Underlying conditions after contracting COVID-19

Best known for: Her work in British horror films. On TV she played Sorasta on Doctor Who. Her other TV credits include EastEnders, The Borgias, and Crown Court.

George Gerdes The 11th Green
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George Gerdes


Cause of death: Brain aneurysm

Best known for: The character actor appeared on TV shows such as Perry MasonGrey’s AnatomyBoschNCISER, and The X-Files.