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‘Siegfried & Roy’ White Tiger That Attacked Roy Horn Dies at 17



The white tiger that gravely injured Roy Horn, the latter half of illusionist duo Siegfried and Roy, on a Las Vegas stage more than a decade ago has died. The 17-year-old animal suffered a “short illness,” though no further details were provided.

Siegfried and Roy released a statement late Tuesday stating the tiger, Mantecore, died March 19. He was at the low end of a captive tiger’s life-span range of 15 to 25 years.

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Mantecore, then 7, bit Horn on the neck during a live performance at the Mirage in 2003, an unprovoked attack that left the illusionist clinging to life and eventually put him in rehab for months. It was never determined why the tiger bit Horn, though the duo has maintained that he sensed Horn was having a stroke and was trying to drag him to safety. Read more…

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