Roy Horn Biography
Roy Horn was a German magician who was known as a member of the popular magician duo Siegfried and Roy. The duo performed tricks alongside lions and tigers.
Since he was very young, Horn an interest in animals. He had a dog named Hexe which cared for. They also had a family friend who was the founder of the Bremen Zoo. This gave him access to exotic animals from the age of 10.
Roy Horn Age
Horn was born on October 3, 1944, in Nordenham, Germany. He was 75 years old at the time of his death on May 8, 2020.
Roy Horn Death
Horn died on May 8, 2020, due to complications from Coronavirus. His friend and partner, Siegfried Fischbacher paid tribute to him in a statement that read;
“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. 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.”
Roy Horn Net Worth
Horn and his friend and partner Siegfried Fischbacher had a combined net worth of $120 million.
Roy Horn Family
Horn was the son of Johanna Horn. His father died in World War ll, and his mother remarried a construction worker after the war ended. He had three brothers: Manfred, Alfred, and Werner.
Roy Horn Wife
There is no information available on whether Roy was married or not. There are also no records of previous relationships,
Roy Horn and Siegfried Fischbacher
Siegfried & Roy
Horn met Siegfried in 1957 while working as a waiter on an ocean liner. At that time Siegfried was working as a steward while performing magic tricks on the side, Horn volunteered to be his assistant.
One day while the duo was performing an act aboard a Caribbean cruise ship, they were spotted by the owner of the Astoria Theatre in Bremen, Germany. She invited them to perform at her nightclub.
The duo eventually began performing with tigers and were discovered by Tony Azzie while performing in Paris. Tony invited them to come to Las Vegas in 1967,
They began the Beyond Belief show in 1981 at the New Frontier Hotel and Casino, together with Ken Feld of Irvin & Kenneth Feld Productions,
In 2003, Horn got a career-ending tiger injury. From August 2004 to May 2005, Fischbacher and Horn were executive producers of the Father of the Pride.