Siegfried Fischbacher (L) and Roy Horn, of the duo Siegfried & Roy.
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Roy Horn, half of the famed Las Vegas magic and entertainment duo Siegfried & Roy, has died of complications related to coronavirus, partner Siegfried Fischbacher said in a statement Friday. He was 75.
Last month Horn tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, a spokesperson for the duo said. He was being treated at a Las Vegas hospital.
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“Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend,” Fischbacher said. “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.”
They put on shows in Las Vegas for decades, and their work with big cats became a staple of entertainment on the Strip.
In 2003, a 380-pound tiger, Mantecore, bit Horn’s neck during a show at the Mirage Las Vegas. It dragged him off stage. The attack crushed his windpipe and left the…