Roy Horn, a part of the famous magician duo, Siegfried & Roy, has died of the Coronavirus complications onFriday. He was 75.
“Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend,” said a statement from Siegfried Fischbacher, who is the renowned star’s partner. Roy was diagnosed COVID 19 positive last month. The publicist had at the time had indicated that “the magician was responding well to the treatment.”
Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy passed away due to complications from #COVID19, publicist says.
He was 75. pic.twitter.com/DqVyK6O3JN
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) May 9, 2020
Roy Horn and Siegfried Fischbacher were known for their stage performances that specifically were designed around the endangered animals. It may be worthwhile to remember that they were the most renowned performers and were considered to be an institution in themselves when it came to magic.
No one can forget their Las Vegas show at the Mirage Resort and Casino that ran from 1990 until 2003. They performed six shows a week running consistently for 44 weeks a year. In fact, 2003 saw him being attacked by a tiger from their entourage. He had severe neck injuries and was even partially paralysed. This incident resulted in an end for the longest running production from the duo.
They had come back together in 2009 for an event that was designed as a fundraiser for a rehabilitation centre. That was the only comeback event from the duo.