The “Siegfried & Roy” magician Roy Horn († 75) died last Friday in a Las Vegas hospital as a result of Covid-19, his spokesman Dave Kirvin told the German press agency at the time. Now the “Bild” reveals that the trainer had been seriously ill for four years. For example, Roy was diagnosed with advanced skin cancer in December 2016. Doctors fought his illness with chemotherapy and radiation.
“At the time, we believed that we would lose Roy to cancer. But his irrepressible will to live was stronger, “said a friend of” Siegfried & Roy “. But his pain was also severe. These could only be relieved by strong medication. “Before dinner, Roy threw in the many pills like smarties,” reports the friend. The pain wasn’t just caused by the cancer.
Roy Horn suffered from pain for 17 years
The entertainer also felt the consequences of his accident in 2003 until his death. A tiger seriously injured Roy Horn at a performance in October 2003. Horn was never able to fully recover from the severe blood loss, strokes and brain surgery after the accident. Now Roy has “gone in peace, into a world without pain,” said his long-time friend and magician partner Siegfried Fischbacher (80). (bsn)