“Roy Horn, half of Las Vegas performing duo Siegfried & Roy, has died from coronavirus at the age of 75.
“His surviving partner on-and-off stage, Sigfried Fischbacher, said in a statement Friday that “today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend.”
“The pair and their act, which involved lions, tigers and spectacular outfits, became synonymous with Las Vegas-style showmanship.
“They began a residency at The Mirage in 1990 and in 2001 signed a celebrated “contract for life” with its owner, Steve Wynn.
“Their success was part of a sea change for Las Vegas losing its “sin city” baggage and becoming a major destination inclusive of families and conventions. A statue in bronze of the two, plus a tiger, can be seen from the Strip.”
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