Roy Horn of magician duo Siegfried & Roy dies from COVID-19

(FILE) - German-born illusionist duo Siegfried Fischbacher (L) and Roy Horn (R) pose in the lobby of the 'Bayerischer Hof' hotel in Munich, Germany, 28 June 2013 (reissued 09 May 2020). EPA-EFE/FELIX HOERHAGER GERMANY OUT

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Magician Roy Horn, best known as part of the Las Vegas performing duo of Siegfried & Roy, has died at the age of 75 after contracting coronavirus.

Horn and Fischbacher, both Germans, launched their Las Vegas show at the Mirage in 1990, performing elaborate tricks alongside animals.

The entertainer tested positive for COVID-19 last month and was said to have been “responding well to treatment”.

Horn and Siegfried Fischbacher were world renowned for their Las Vegas shows involving white lions and tigers.

In a statement, Fischbacher said: “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.

Read more via Variety

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