LAS Vegas performers Siegfried and Roy had been stunning crowds with their animal and magic revue for nearly 40 years.
The entertaining duo first met more than six decades ago while working on a cruise ship and started performing together in 1967.
What happened to Siegfried Fischbacher’s partner Roy Horn?
Roy Horn, 75, passed away from coronavirus in May of last year, according to a statement released by his publicist.
His death came shortly after a week of his coronavirus diagnosis.
His partner Siegfried Fischbacher said in a statement: “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. Roy was a fighter his whole life including during these final days.”
He added: “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.”
Was Roy Horn bit by a tiger?
Horn was brutally attacked on stage at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas by a tiger named Montecore back in 2003.
He miraculously survived after sustaining severe neck injuries, massive blood loss, and later suffering a stroke.
The attack ended the duo’s Vegas production, requiring Horn to enter a lengthy rehabilitation.
The pair performed six shows a week, 44 weeks per year.
However, in 2009 they returned to perform one last time together to raise funds for the new Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas.
What happened to Siegfried Fischbacher?
Fischbacher, 81, passed away from pancreatic cancer on January 13.
The star died at his home in Las Vegas on Wednesday, a German news agency confirmed in addition to Newsweek.
Fischbacher was suffering from a malignant tumor that was initially removed during a 12-hour operation.
However, it was later found that it had already spread through his body.
Following the operation and diagnosis, he left the hospital and returned home where he was cared for by two nurses up until his death.
Fischbacher is survived by his sister, Dolore and Horn was survived by his brother Werner Horn and his animal family.