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Magician Roy Horn, best known as part of the Las Vegas performing duo of Siegfried & Roy, has died at the age of 75 after contracting coronavirus.

The entertainer tested positive for the illness last month and was said to have been “responding well to treatment”.

However, his death was confirmed on Friday and his representative said he died from complications of Covid-19 .

Horn and Siegfried Fischbacher were world renowned for their shows involving white lions and tigers.

In a statement, Fischbacher said: “From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried.”

Horn was attacked by a tiger during a live performance in 2003. The attack severed his spine and inflicted critical injuries, which permanently affected his ability to move, walk and speak.

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