Siegfried & Roy
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The former magicians and entertainers Siegfried and Roy had a combined net worth of $120 million. They originated in Europe and became naturalized citizens of the United States in 1988. They were renowned for their work with Tigers in a world-famous Las Vegas show that ran for more than three decades, from 1973 to 2003. Roy passed away on May 8, 2020 at age 75 due to COVID-19. Siegfried Fischbacher died of cancer at the age of 81 on January 13, 2021.
Uwe Ludwig Horn was born in 1944, whereas Siegfried Fischbacher was born in 1939. Siegfried was from Bavaria and Roy was from Oldenburg; they were both born in Germany. Siegfried began practicing magic as a youngster after purchasing a book on the subject. He ultimately relocated to Italy. A family acquaintance introduced Roy to exotic creatures when he was 10 years old. At the age of 13, he quit school to work as a waiter on the cruise liner Bremen. In the 1960s, the two joined forces and began playing in clubs and on cruise ships around Europe. They were dismissed from the Bremen for carrying a live cheetah on board. Soon after, a New York City-based cruise company engaged them, and they began performing as a pair.
Siegfried & Roy debuted in Las Vegas in 1967. Their magic act will eventually become one of the most popular acts in the history of Las Vegas. In their famed show, they levitated tigers and vanished elephants. The Beyond Belief performance debuted at the New Frontier Hotel and Casino in 1981.
On October 3, 2003, a 7-year-old white tiger called Montecore attacked Horn during a presentation at the Mirage. Off-script, Horn placed the microphone in the tiger’s jaws and instructed him to greet the crowd. The tiger bit the sleeve of Horn’s suit in response. Trainers on standby who had ordered the tiger’s release unsuccessfully attempted to distract the beast with meat cubes. The tiger rushed at Horn, knocking him to the ground. As trainers raced onstage, Montecore bit Horn and pulled him by the neck offstage. The trainers coaxed Horn out of the tiger by showering him with fire extinguishers. As a result of the assault, Horn’s spine was severed and he suffered tremendous blood loss in addition to suffering severe injuries to other sections of his body. During the incident, he also had a stroke. His physical and linguistic abilities were irreparably compromised. He requested that the tiger be spared any damage as a result of the event. The event forced Mirage to cancel the program, resulting in the termination of 267 cast and staff members. Horn told People in September 2004 that the tiger was actually trying to save Horn’s life by dragging him offstage during his stroke, but trainer Chris Lawrence contradicted his explanation by claiming that the attack was due to Horn’s mishandling of Montecore and that Horn had covered up the true cause of the attack to protect their and Mirage’s public image.
By March 2006, Horn had regained the capacity to walk and speak. As part of a benefit for the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute, Siegfried & Roy made their farewell appearance with Montecore the tiger. The performance aired on the ABC program “2020.” The pair officially retired from show business on April 23, 2010. On March 19, 2014, Montecore died at age 17 after a short illness. In 2019, The Hollywood Reporter described the post-attack lives of both men: “Fischbacher, now 79, lavishly cared for his lifelong friend and ex-lover Horn, 74, at their Little Bavaria estate in Las Vegas, whose sprawling, rustic grounds are equipped with hip-high rails along winding paths to facilitate Horn’s mobility. Today, he can only speak with difficulty and can only walk small distances when not limited to a wheelchair or scooter.”
During its heyday in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the program generated more than $60 million per year (about $90 million after adjusting for inflation). During their tenure on stage, they reportedly performed for 25 million people. They played at the Mirage Resort and Casino from 1990 until 2003, when tragedy cut short their theatrical career.
Siegfried and Roy have starred in several television specials and motion pictures, including 1995’s “Casino,” 1996’s “Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible,” 1997’s “Vegas Vacation,” 1999’s “Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box,” 2001’s “Ocean’s Eleven,” and 2002’s “Showboy.”
Las Vegas Real Estate
Siegfried and Roy shared a 100-acre Las Vegas home known as Little Bavaria that they purchased for $10 million. Little Bavaria consists of numerous interconnected houses, expansive grounds equal to a dozen football fields, and a private aquatic park. Their own animal refuge is home to horses, dogs, cats, birds, swans, and tigers, of course. The couple had owned and still owns a number of other Las Vegas-area properties throughout the years.
Personal Existence and Demise
It was rumored that the two were romantically linked, ex-lovers, and longtime friends, despite their extreme discretion over their private lives. They neither affirmed nor disputed its existence.
On April 28, 2020, a positive test for COVID-19 was conducted on Roy. Initially, he reacted well to therapy, but his health quickly deteriorated. On May 8, 2020, he died of COVID-19-related complications at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas. “The world has lost one of the greatest magicians, but I have lost my closest friend,” Fischbacher said in a statement. On January 11, 2021, Fischbacher stated that he had been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. Two days later, at the age of 81, he passed away in Las Vegas.