Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy died of coronovirus in 75

Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy died of coronovirus in 75
Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy died of coronovirus in 75

Roy Horn of Sigfred and Roy, the couple whose extraordinary magic tricks amazed millions of people, until Horn critically wounded one of the ACT's famous white tigers in 2003, died. He was 75.

Horn died Friday due to coronovirus complications at a Las Vegas hospital, according to a statement released by publicist Dave Kirwin.

"Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend," Siegfried Fishbacker said in the statement. “From the moment we met, I knew that Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, nor Roy without Siegfried.

He was injured in October 2003 when a tiger named Montek attacked him on the stage of the Mirage Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas. He suffered severe neck injuries, suffered heavy bleeding and then suffered a stroke. He made a lengthy rehab, but the attack ended production on the Las Vegas Strip for a long time.

The dark-haired duo of the striking pair, Horn is credited with introducing the magical act to an attractive animal, her pet cheetah.

Roy was a fighter all his life, even during these last days, "Fishbacker said." I wholeheartedly thank the team of doctors, nurses and staff at Mountain View Hospital who have committed this insidious Worked heroically against the virus that ultimately killed Roy. "

The two became an institution in Las Vegas, where their magic and art continued to draw crowds. The couple performed six shows a week, 44 weeks per year.

He returned to the stage in February 2009 for his only comeback performance to raise money for Cleveland's new Lu Ruvo Clinical Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. The brief performance, which included Montecor, became the basis for an episode of the ABC television show "20/20".

German natives Horn and Sigfried Fishbacker first teamed up in 1957 and made their Las Vegas debut a decade later. Siegfried and Roy began performing at Mirage in 1990.

When he signed a lifetime contract with Mirage in 2001, it was estimated that he had performed 5,000 shows at casinos for 10 million fans since 1990 and raised more than $ 1 billion. This led to thousands of shows elsewhere in previous years.

"Throughout Las Vegas history, no artist has more to develop Las Vegas' global reputation as the entertainment capital of the world than Sigfried and Roy," said Terry Lani, president of parent company MGM Mirage. From the casino. Attack.

The couple gained international recognition for helping to save white tigers and white lions from extinction. Its $ 10 million compound was home to dozens of rare animals over the years. White lions and white tigers were the result of a conservation program that began in the 1980s.

The good news is that the white tiger and white lion are entering the 21st century, ”Horn said in an interview with The Associated Press in 1999. "The bad news is that if we do nothing with the tigers in the forest, they will disappear."

The Sigfried and Roy show, which featured animal antics and magic tricks, featured about 20 white tigers and lions, and the numbers varied by night. The show also had other exotic animals including an elephant.

In 1989, a critic of the Associated Press presented his act in New York, writing, "His show is so fast that the audience only has time to gasp before the next dazzle."

"A white car drives across the stage, as Librett did, bringing the mother of a white tiger and three cubs. Roy rides an elephant, which disappears and then appears. Finally, one The 650-pound white tiger goes up on the globe. With Roy on his back, he is thrown into the air. "

It is a Las Vegas show and is non-stop entertainment. New Yorkers are not very sophisticated for this. "

A spectacular further development for the Mirage opened with a striking "Star Wars" setting and Horn and Phisbacker delved into their own mini space dishes. In another segment, Horn sat atop a 30-foot (9.1-m) pyramid, which was "destroyed" by an explosion and fire, causing it to exit the top of the stage.

It was halved through a performance on October 3, 2003, when Horn was alone on stage with the tiger and suddenly leapt at him.

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