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Old 8th May 2020, 10:21 PM   #1
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So long, Roy Horn.

A sad day for magicians and Vegas folks. Roy, half of the most famous tiger illusionist act to date, passed away from COVID-19. Roy was a trooper, after nearly having had his head bitten off by a tiger back in 2003, he kept on trucking. It's a shame after all that, it was the virus that claimed him.

I've regretted every day since that 2003 attack being too polite to ask my showbiz friends for tickets to that show, and so I never did get to see it, and very much wanted to.

Does anyone have any Seigfried and Roy stories to share, memories from their act?
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Old 9th May 2020, 04:43 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by MoeFaux View Post
A sad day for magicians and Vegas folks. Roy, half of the most famous tiger illusionist act to date, passed away from COVID-19. Roy was a trooper, after nearly having had his head bitten off by a tiger back in 2003, he kept on trucking. It's a shame after all that, it was the virus that claimed him.

I've regretted every day since that 2003 attack being too polite to ask my showbiz friends for tickets to that show, and so I never did get to see it, and very much wanted to.

Does anyone have any Seigfried and Roy stories to share, memories from their act?
I only ever saw their TV special way back when. The words that came to mind were "cheesy, spectacular, and entertaining." But I guess that's Vegas in a nutshell.
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I only ever saw their TV special way back when. The words that came to mind were "cheesy, spectacular, and entertaining." But I guess that's Vegas in a nutshell.
No, that's Wisconsin.
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I really, really wish I'd been able to see them live. Absolutely magnificent showmen and by many accounts I've read lovely people. Silly and overblown? Yes, but to an endearing degree.
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