Roy Horn, of the groundbreaking Las Vegas entertainment team Siegfried & Roy, has died. He was 75. A spokesman for the duo confirmed Horn this afternoon at Mountain View Hospital because of complications related to COVID-19.
“Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend,” Siegfried Fischbacher said in a statement. “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. 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.”
The legendary duo mixed magic and exotic cats to routinely sell out the theater at Mirage, between 1990 until Oct. 3, 2003. On that night, Horn was dragged offstage by the tiger Mantecore, ending the show immediately.
Horn spent the next 16-plus years rehabilitating from his injuries, often with Fischbacher at his side.
Link to Full Article at the Las Vegas Review Journal.