LAS VEGAS – Magician Roy Horn of the famed Las Vegas act Siegfried & Roy has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 75.
Tawny Strelic said in a statement that Horn died Friday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was critically injured in 2003 by one of the act’s white tigers.
Siegfried & Roy were an institution in Las Vegas, where their magic and artistry consistently attracted sellout crowds. The pair performed six shows a week, 44 weeks per year.
#ClarkCounty shares the sadness of friends, family and fans of Roy Horn on his passing. The legendary Las #Vegas entertainer died from complications due to #COVID19. He had a significant impact on our entertainment industry along with his partner Siegfried Fischbacher. #RIP pic.twitter.com/u5TtyivUEN— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) May 9, 2020
Horn was attacked by a tiger during the duo’s act at the Mirage hotel-casino. He had severe neck injuries and later had a stroke. The attack ended the long-running production.
They returned to the stage in February 2009 for what was billed as their one and only comeback performance, to raise funds for a new rehabilitation center.