Roy Horn Wiki – Roy Horn Bio
Roy Horn, of the magician’s duo Siegfried & Roy, died from COVID-19. The German artist, whose full name was Roy Uwe Ludwig Horn, contracted the virus a few weeks ago but was said to “respond well” to treatment. Its publicist confirmed that the artist died at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas on Friday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Roy Horn Age
He was 75 years old.
Roy Horn Career
The owner of the Astoria Theater in Bremen, Germany saw Siegfried and Roy perform on board a Caribbean cruise and recruited the duo to perform at their nightclub. This launched a career on the European nightclub circuit, and the duo began performing with tigers. They were discovered acting in Paris by Tony Azzie, who asked them to come to Las Vegas in 1967. They spent some time in Puerto Rico and may have bought property there. In 1981, Ken Feld of Irvin & Kenneth Feld Productions began the Beyond Belief show with Siegfried & Roy at the New Frontier Hotel and Casino. A revamped version of the show was taken on a world tour in the third quarter of 1988.
On October 3, 2003, during a show at the Mirage, a seven-year-old white tiger named Mantecore attacked Roy. As part of the act, but deflecting the script, Roy held his microphone close to Mantecore’s mouth and told him to greet the audience. Mantecore replied by biting Roy’s sleeve. Roy hit the tiger and barked “Let go!” but Mantecore then knocked Roy down with his leg and pinned him to the ground. As waiting coaches rushed from the stage to help, Mantecore bit Roy’s neck and led him off stage. The trainers finally managed to get the tiger to free Roy after spraying him with CO2 canisters, the last available resource.
Roy Horn Cause of Death
Horn’s publicist shared his initial positive diagnosis with fans on April 29, telling ABC News: “We can confirm that Roy Horn tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 and is currently responding well to treatment.” Most importantly, Siegfried and Roy send positive wishes to everyone affected by the pandemic. We will have no further comment on Roy’s recovery at this time and will ask everyone to respect his right to privacy. ” Siegfried Fischbacher, the other half of the wizarding duo, released a statement about the death of their partner, which reads: Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend. 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. 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.