12:48 AM EDT 08/25/2014
Originally posted 03/25/2014 10:45PM
Montecore, the white tiger that left famed Las Vegas illusionist Roy Horn disabled, has died at age 17.
Originally posted 10/07/2013 07:00AM
It was 10 years ago that Roy Horn of the celebrated duo Siegfried and Roy stood on the Las Vegas stage. Suddenly, he was no longer standing.
Instead, he was being hauled off the stage in the mouth of a white tiger named Montecore.
While many assumed at the time that his death was a foregone conclusion, especially considering he went "code blue" three times that night and 25 percent of skull had to be removed, Horn lived to tell his story.
But how is he doing a decade after that horrific accident?
Originally posted 03/02/2009 06:10AM
For the first time since he was mauled onstage by a tiger, illusionist Roy Horn performed with the same animal that nearly ended his life more than five years ago in Las Vegas.
The performance Saturday at the Keep Memory Alive charity benefit was also the last time the legendary duo of Siegfried & Roy plan on performing together.
"Within all of us there is an elusive melody which, when heard and followed, will lead you to the fulfillment of your wildest dreams," he was heard saying in a recorded message to the crowd at Las Vegas's Bellagio.
Originally posted 11/03/2004 08:00AM
Police have taken into custody a former Oakland Raiders place-kicker as part of their investigation into a Sept. 21 drive-by shooting at the Las Vegas home of Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn.
Originally posted 09/16/2004 06:00AM
Here's the main thing: Even though a 600-lb. white tiger tore into his neck, punctured arteries and dragged him half-conscious across a stage in front of a live audience, legendary Las Vegas performer Roy Horn is adamant that the animal, named Montecore, never meant to hurt him. All those stories, all those headlines, he says, got it wrong. "Montecore," he insists, "saved my life."
Originally posted 08/26/2004 08:00AM
Roy Horn made a rare public appearance on the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday night, flashing a thumbs-up from his wheelchair at Havana Night Club, a Cuban revue he and partner Siegfried Fischbacher are co-producing, reports the Associated Press.
Originally posted 08/13/2004 03:00PM
Roy Horn, of the Las Vegas duo Siegfried & Roy, appears to have taken another step on the road to recovery.
Originally posted 05/18/2004 08:00AM
Las Vegas legend Roy Horn made his first public appearance since his October 2003 mauling by a tiger, appearing via satellite Monday to an audience of advertisers and TV journalists at NBC's annual presentation of its new fall lineup in New York.
Originally posted 03/10/2004 01:00PM
Roy Horn is continuing to make progress and make headlines. The "Siegfried & Roy" star, who was felled on stage by a 300-lb. tiger in October, says he's on the mend and is working hard with a physical therapist to continue improving, the German magazine Bunte reports.
Originally posted 03/05/2004 10:15AM
OSCAR UPDATE: After Sunday night's Academy Awards, the winners are already back at work. According to various reports, "Mystic River" Best Actor Sean Penn, 43, will star with Naomi Watts in the drama "The Assassination of Richard Nixon" and then costar with Nicole Kidman in the thriller "The Interpreter." "Monster" Actress winner Charlize Theron, 28, will costar in HBO's biopic "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers," playing the comic's wife, Britt Eklund. "Mystic River" Supporting Actor Tim Robbins, 45, will do a sci-fi romance with Samantha Morton, "Code 46," while Renee Zellweger ("Cold Mountain"), 34, is preparing to play tragic rocker Janis Joplin in a big-screen biopic, after she starts shooting "Cinderella Man," a boxing drama with Russell Crowe. That begins next month.
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