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In Memoriam: Magician Roy Horn From Siegfried & Roy Dies From COVID-19

Magician Roy Horn dies of Coronavirus - Here's What We Know
May 10, 2020 - 11:15 / Sarah Schulz

At the end of April it became known that magician Roy Horn had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Now the artist has succumbed to the disease at the age of 75. His long-time colleague and best friend Siegfried Fischbacher said an emotional goodbye.

The German-American magic duo consisting of Roy Horn (†75) and Siegfried Fischbacher (80) became world famous as "Siegfried and Roy". The coronavirus has now taken the life of one half of the famous duo. Roy Uwe Ludwig Horn died on Friday May 8, 2020 at the age of 75 in the city of Las Vegas. The artist succumbed to his COVID-19 infection at Mountain View Hospital.

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Roy Horn of the illusionist duo Siegfried & Roy, participates in the third annual 5K Las Vegas Great Santa Run December 1, 2007

Magician Roy Horn tested positive for COVID-19 in April

Already at the end of April, a press spokesman announced to the Las Vegas Review Journal that Roy had tested positive for the corona virus and was therefore one of the stars who have COVID-19. Fans all over the world were worried about the magician who was in a risk group at the age of 75. The magician was admitted into the hospital last week. 

While other celebrities are in quarantine because of the coronavirus, Roy had been particularly badly affected. Even the doctors were unable to save him. His long-time colleague and friend Siegfried Fischbacher thanked the hospital team in a heartfelt message. 

Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn arrive at the gala premiere of "The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil" June 30, 2006

"Roy was a fighter his whole life including during these final days. I give my heartfelt appreciation to the team of doctors, nurses and staff at Mountain View Hospital who worked heroically against this insidious virus that ultimately took Roy's life. Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend. From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried," Fischbacher said. 

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Siegfried, Roy and the Tigers: Career in Las Vegas

Siegfried and Roy became internationally known in the 60s through their performances with white tigers and lions. From 1990 to 2003 they performed the most visited show in Las Vegas until Roy was attacked by a tiger during an evening show and has been partially paralyzed since then. He and Siegfried Fischbacher lived together in Las Vegas until Roy's death. May he reset in peace.