Roy Horn — half of the famous Siegfried and Roy magic and entertainment act — died of coronavirus, Your Content has learned. He was 75.
The famous tiger-man was best known for his Las Vegas-based show — with partner Siegfried Fischbacher — at the Mirage Resort and Casino that ran from 1990 until 2003.
Just last week, Horn’s publicist told ABC News he was ‘currently responding well to treatment.’
“We can confirm that Roy Horn has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 and is currently responding well to treatment,” his publicist told ABC News in a statement Tuesday.
“Most importantly, Siegfried & Roy send positive wishes to everyone impacted by the pandemic,” the statement to ABC News continued. “We will have no further comment on Roy’s recovery at this time and ask everyone to respect his right to privacy.”
The show ended in 03′ after Horn was attacked on stage by one of the white tigers used in the duo’s act.