Siegfried and Roy take to stage with tiger for last hurrah

AFP/The Local
AFP/The Local - [email protected] • 1 Mar, 2009 Updated Sun 1 Mar 2009 11:26 CEST
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One of Germany’s most enduring and kitschy duos – Siegfried and Roy – have finally played their last-ever gig, more than five years after an on-stage tiger attack nearly killed Roy.


The Las Vegas stalwarts have not performed since the attack in October 2003, when Roy Horn was mauled by one of the pair’s famous white tigers in front of a 1,500-strong audience.

But Horn, 64, and partner Siegfried Fischbacher, 69, took to the stage one last time on Saturday night – along with Montecore, the tiger involved in the attack.

In their last appearance at the Bellagio Hotel-Casino the duo appeared on stage in masks and hoods to hide their identities until the last moment.

They used two large glass boxes in their farewell trick. Fischbacher was sealed into one and then both were covered up. When they were uncovered again, Fischbacher had moved into the other box, and the tiger had appeared in the first one.

Neither Siegfried nor Roy spoke during the performance, which was to raise money for charity.



AFP/The Local 2009/03/01 11:26

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