Roy Horn, of Siegfried and Roy, has passed away due to complications from Covid-19 at the age of 75. Earlier tonight Las Vegas ABC affiliate KNTV reported his health was declining; his death was announced a very short time later.

You can read more on the Variety, Deadline, ABC News and US Weekly websites. Horn was a native of Nordenham, Germany and is best known for his partnership with Siegfried Fischbacher. The pair were known for their big stage illusions, a flashy personal style and the use exotic animals, particularly white tigers. Horn survived after being mauled by a tiger on stage in 2003.

I have to be honest: I do not know what to say. Siegfried and Roy were a HUGE part of why I became interested in magic as a child. Like Elvis and Liberace and Charro, they did not even need last names to be household names. They were the epitome of Las Vegas flash and glitz and their career was unbelievable. Arena tours, Vegas shows, TV specials, their own cartoon, their own prime time sitcom cartoon, 3D Imax movie, animal activism and more! You can learn more about the amazing career of Siegfried and Roy, the Masters of the Impossible, on their website.