September 4, 2004
Siegfried & Roy -- Articles in various sections of The Times have been in conflict about the weight of the tiger that mauled illusionist Roy Horn on Oct. 3. Times reports have given its weight as 300, 550 and 600 pounds. Siegfried & Roy's publicist and Las Vegas animal control officials said the tiger weighed about 380 pounds.
October 13, 2003
"The Tragedy of Wild Animals in Captivity" (letter, Oct. 8) insinuated that Siegfried & Roy's use of big cats in their show "for profit" justified the injury Roy Horn sustained during their performance. Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn, primarily Roy, have single-handedly revived the royal white tiger and white lion. They have spent years working with zoos and organizations worldwide to conserve the species. To classify them in the same category as circus-like acts is doing them a terrible injustice.
October 4, 2005 |
Two years after he was nearly killed by a tiger on stage, the magic for Roy Horn is about walking short distances, not making elephants disappear. Horn, of the famed duo Siegfried & Roy, remains partially paralyzed. His goal is to walk without assistance. "It will be soon," he said. "I will surprise everybody when I do it. I like surprises." Horn turned 61 Monday on the second anniversary of the attack.
December 24, 2003 |
Animal trainer Roy Horn has returned to his home in Las Vegas to continue recovering from the tiger mauling that ended the "Siegfried & Roy" magic show in which he starred, his manager said. Horn, 59, almost died after a male white tiger grabbed him by the neck and dragged him off stage during a performance at the Mirage resort on Oct. 3.
August 26, 2004 |
The company that produced the Siegfried and Roy magic show said Wednesday that it would not give federal investigators the video of a tiger attack on illusionist Roy Horn to protect the performer's privacy. Feld Entertainment Inc. also said it had offered on several occasions to show video footage of the Oct. 3 attack to the U.S. Department of Agriculture but the agency had not accepted the invitation.
March 6, 2009 |
In a city that is usually impossible to shock, the savaging of Roy Horn on Oct. 3, 2003, onstage and in front of a live audience at the Mirage, created one of those rare moments where all locals can say where they were when they heard the news. Steve Wynn, who spent millions to have the theater at the Mirage customized for the "Siegfried & Roy" show, remembered his first reaction in an interview this week: "I could not believe one of Roy's cats attacked him."