Roy Horn, of the longtime Las Vegas illusionist duo Siegfried & Roy, had tested positive for COVID-19.
Horn was paralyzed from a tiger attack during a Siegfried and Roy performance at The Mirage hotel-casino in Las Vegas in 2003.
Siegfried 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. 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.”
The two – born in Germany as Siegfried Fischbacher and Uwe Ludwig Horn – made their first appearance in Las Vegas in 1967 and played at several different casinos, ultimately becoming the headlining act at the Mirage Resort and Casino in 1990.