Siegfried and Roy

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A 1959 Cruise Ship Meeting Spawned an Indelible Act

The 'Atlantic' does a deep dive into Siegfried and Roy's 6-decade partnership

(Newser) - "It’s almost hard to fathom ... but there was a time when two sons of damaged German soldiers could put on gemstone-laden capes and codpieces and do corny tricks in the company of some magnificent animals and rank among the best-known and wealthiest entertainers in the world." So...

Goodbye to Illusion Master Siegfried Fischbacher
The Surviving Half of
Siegfried & Roy Has Died

The Surviving Half of Siegfried & Roy Has Died

Siegfried Fischbacher died in Las Vegas at 81 after a battle with pancreatic cancer

(Newser) - Legendary illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher didn't last long on this earth without Roy Horn, his partner on stage and in life, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal . The 81-year-old magician, one half of Siegfried & Roy, died late Wednesday following a battle with pancreatic cancer. His death comes eight months after...

'One of the Greats of Magic' Dead at 75 From Virus

Roy Horn and partner Siegfried Fischbacher, of Siegfried & Roy, were Sin City institution

(Newser) - Magician Roy Horn of the famed Las Vegas act Siegfried & Roy has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 75, per the AP . A spokesman says Horn was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week and died Friday at Las Vegas' MountainView Hospital, the New York Times reports. Siegfried &...

Siegfried, Roy Assistant: They Lied About Tiger Attack

Animal handler Chris Lawrence blames Roy Horn's own behavior for mauling he received

(Newser) - In 2003, a tiger mauled Roy Horn on a Vegas stage, seriously injuring the entertainer and bringing to an end the famous Siegfried & Roy show in Vegas. Now, one of the animal handlers who worked with the duo back then tells the Hollywood Reporter that they have lied about...

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...

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...

Siegfried, Roy Adopt Tiger Cubs
 Siegfried, Roy Adopt Tiger Cubs 

Siegfried, Roy Adopt Tiger Cubs

Five new arrivals will help with Roy's recovery, says his partner

(Newser) - Siegfried and Roy welcomed five new tiger cubs to their exotic habitat on the Las Vegas Strip yesterday. Siegfried Fischbacher said the new arrivals would be therapeutic for Roy Horn, who was partially paralyzed when a 380-pound white Bengal tiger sank his teeth into Horn's neck five years ago and...

Siegfried & Roy Plan Comeback
Siegfried & Roy Plan Comeback

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...

Comeback for Siegfried & Roy?
Comeback for Siegfried & Roy?

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...

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