Roy Uwe Ludwig Horn and his collaborative companion Siegfried Fischbacher grew to become world-renowned for his or her use of white lions and tigers throughout stay magic reveals, ushering in a brand new period of Legislation Vegas leisure.
“Right now, the world has misplaced one of many greats of magic, however I’ve misplaced my finest pal,” Siegfried stated. “From the second we met, I knew Roy and I, collectively, would change the world. There might be no Siegfried with out Roy, and no Roy with out Siegfried.”
“Roy was a fighter his complete life together with throughout these last days. I give my heartfelt appreciation to the staff of docs, nurses and workers at Mountain View Hospital who labored heroically towards this insidious virus that in the end took Roy’s life.”
Roy was born on October 3, 1944 in Germany. At an early age, he developed an affinity to animals, adopting each his wolfdog, Hexe, and cheetah, Chico, from the Bremen Zoo.
Whereas working as a steward on a cruise ship, Roy met Siegfried and assisted him throughout his magic act. Their decades-long collaboration started when Roy requested: “Siegfried, disappearing rabbits are strange, however are you able to make a cheetah disappear?”
Siegfried & Roy’s magic act took them across the globe, from Japan to Radio Metropolis Music Corridor to a four-decade run in Las Vegas. Throughout their 14 years at The Mirage, they bought out the then-largest theater in Las Vegas historical past nightly.
On October 3, 2003, Roy’s efficiency profession ended when considered one of his white tigers dragged him off stage. Roy had since stated he believed the animal was reacting to his proprietor having a stroke.
Roy usually referred to the tiger, named Mantecore, as his “lifesaver.”
“Roy’s complete life was about defying the chances,” added Siegfried. “He grew up with little or no and have become well-known all through the world for his showmanship, aptitude and his life-long dedication to animal conservation. He had a power and can not like anybody I’ve ever recognized.”
Roy is preceded in demise by his mom Johanna Horn and half-brother Alfred Fink. He’s survived by his brother Werner Horn, his animal household and, in fact, Siegfried.
Funeral companies will probably be personal with plans for a public memorial sooner or later.
His family and friends have requested for donations in his reminiscence to be make to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health or to the Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force.