World-renowned magician Criss Angel, who is a Greek-American, paid a moving tribute recently to the late Roy Horn of the veteran German-American magic duo Siegfried & Roy.
Horn, who was one-half of the popular Las Vegas duo who drew huge crowds for many years, passed away on Friday, May 8 due to complications from the Covid-19 Coronavirus. He had been attacked in 2003 by Montecore, a white tiger who mauled him and dragged him offstage during a performance before 1,500 horrified onlookers.
In a poignant tribute video he posted on Instagram, Angel described the death of Horn as “one of magic’s biggest losses.” The superstar magician extended his deepest condolences to the veteran performer’s family and collaborator Lynnette Chappell as well as his partner Siegfried Fischbacher and everybody else who had been close to him.
“No words can put into meaning how much Siegfried & Roy has meant to me and my career — and my life,” Angel said.
The Greek-American magician thanked the performers for always being kind to him and for providing him support, especially early on in his career. Most recently, Siegfried & Roy had helped the Greek-American performer raise money for pediatric cancer.
“Most of all, I am honored to have the amazing memories that have been created for me to think about for the rest of my life,” Angel said.
“You are the ones who are responsible for changing the trajectory of Las Vegas. You will forever be etched in history and most importantly, etched in all of our minds and hearts.” Angel concluded his tribute video on Instagram in loving memory of Horn by saying “Roy, may you rest in peace. God bless you.”