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Roy Horn Wiki {May 2020} Know Him More!

Roy Horn Wiki 2020

Roy Horn Wiki {May 2020} Know Him More! -> In this post, we will be showcasing Roy Horn’s personal & professional life journey. Read Now!

The shocking news transpired on May 8, 2020, when Roy Horn, 75 of Roy & Siegfried duo, died of COVID-19 disease. It is the most significant setback for all the Roy & Siegfried duo lovers.

Siegfried told that the world had lost one of the greats of magic, and he has lost his best friend. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and there can’t be Roy without Siegfried.

Now, in this Roy Horn Wiki post, let us know more about this great illusionist. We will be sharing with you the complete information concerning his personal & professional life.

Keep on reading!

About Roy Horn

Roy Horn was born on October 3, 1944. He was one of the German duos of the magicians and illusionists who applauded & admired for their appearances with big cats such as white tigers & lions.

In 1990, when on the day – October 3, 2003, Horn’s career is on the verge of ending due to an injury, they both created “Siegfried & Roy at the Mirage Resort & Casino.” It was one of the most-watched & visited shows in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The duo also worked as the executive producer of Father of the Pride from August 2004 to May 2005.

Brief about Roy Horn

  • Born on – October 3, 1944
  • Birth Place – Nordenham, Lower Saxony, Germany
  • Born as – Uwe Ludwig Horn
  • Life ended on – May 8, 2020
  • Reason of Death – Coronavirus
  • Died at – Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Career – Magician, Entertainer, and Illusionist

Early Life

Roy Horn was born as – “Uwe Ludwig Horn” in “Nordenham,” in the middle of the bomb attacks that happened to “Johanna Horn.” During World War II, his biological father died. 

After the war came to an end, his mother remarried to a “construction worker.” She commenced working in some factory later. Roy Horn was having three brothers – Alfred, Werner, and Manfred. 

Horn was very much fascinated by the animals at his childhood, and he cared a lot about his dog, who was named Hexe. Horn got the introduction to the exotic animals at the age of ten through his mother’s friend’s husband – Emil. Emil was the owner of “The Bremen Zoo.” 

He got the opportunity to meet Fischbacher on his return home to Bremen when his ship was dragged to New York City. They both then launched their career.

Career & Achievements

Roy Horn & Siegfried started performing at a Caribbean Cruise Ship. There, the founder of Astoria Theatre, Bremen, saw their performance and given them the chance to play at her night club.

This way, their career was launched at the “European Night Club Circuit.” There they started performing with the tigers. In 1967, when they were acting in Paris, Tony Azzie invited them to come to “Las Vegas.” They both spent some of the time there.

In 1981, Beyond Belief show was started by Ken Field of “Irvin & Kenneth Feld Productions,” in conjunction with Horn & Fischbacher at the “New Frontier Hotel & Casino.” A refined version of the show was put for a world tour during the third quarter of 1988.

Tiger Attack in 2003

On the day – October 3, 2003, Mantecore, a tiger, aged seven years, attacked Roy Horn during his performance at the Mirage. 

Horn told Mantecore to speak “hello” by holding his microphone near to his mouth. It was a part of the act. But the tiger had bitten at his sleeve, attacked at his neck and dragged him offstage. He got released from the tiger’s mouth with the use of CO2 canisters.

Roy Horn was severely injured, and his motor & verbal abilities got permanently impaired. He had a stroke also, either before or after the attack.

Horn was speaking highly of the tiger that he saved him after dragging him offstage. This whole incident leads Mirage to shut down the show. It was a loss to the 267 crew members. But after this injury also, Roy Horn survived and remain active in public life.

Retirement 

On April 23, 2010, the duo took retirement from their profession. Mantecore, the tiger, 17 died on the day – March 19, 2014, due to some illness.

In June 2016, the director Philipp Stolzl declared that the duo would produce a biopic on them, showcasing all the aspects of their lives

At the end of this Roy Horn Wiki post, we can say that we have lost a great fighter, performer & entertainer due to the Coronavirus. May his soul rest in peace!

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