Siegfried Fischbacher

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Siegfried & Roy's White Lion Dies as Zoo Operates

Legend was undergoing surgery for lameness

(Newser) - A mesmerizing male white lion belonging to Siegfried & Roy died yesterday while undergoing a minor procedure at the Toledo Zoo, where he was on loan, reports the Toledo Blade . Fourteen-year-old Legend was being operated on after displaying signs of lameness in his front left foot; he was stable as... More »

Tiger That Bit Roy Horn Is Dead

Horn never blamed Mantecore for the incident

(Newser) - The tiger that nearly killed Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy in 2003 has died at age 17, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The tiger, Mantecore, bit Horn on the neck during a show at the Mirage. Following the incident, Horn suffered a stroke and brain swelling that left him... More »

Siegfried & Roy Plan Comeback

Duo to perform for charity 5 years after near-death experience

(Newser) - A tiger mauling has kept them offstage for over 4 years, but Siegfried & Roy aren’t letting it end their careers. Next February they’ll perform a one-night-only special for charity, reports Der Spiegel, and their publicist says he’d be “very surprised if animals were not part... More »

Comeback for Siegfried & Roy?

Duo discuss reigniting Vegas tiger act

(Newser) - Four years after a horrific mauling by a 600-pound white tiger at the Mirage hotel almost killed Las Vegas showman Roy Horn, he and partner Siegfried Fischbacher appear to be planning a comeback, reports People magazine. "A good magician never lets the cat out of the bag," the... More »

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