Tiger that Injured Las Vegas Entertainer Roy Horn Dies

Montecore, the white tiger that left famed Las Vegas illusionist Roy Horn disabled, has died at age 17.

Horn, who was injured by the 380-pound tiger during a live performance by Siegfried & Roy at The Mirage hotel-casino in 2003, has always maintained Montecore did not attack him but was trying to save his life.

Roy Horn 10 Years After Tiger Incident Is a 'Little Bit Handicapped'

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.

Lawsuit Alleges Siegfried Drugged Roy

A former security guard for Roy Horn has filed a lawsuit alleging that the entertainer’s partner, Siegfried Fischbacher, gave Horn excess medication during his recovery from a near-fatal tiger mauling.

Louis Mydlach, 34, who claims he was wrongly fired after being subjected to emotional distress after Horn’s injury two years ago, seeks damages of more than $40,000 in his civil suit, filed Tuesday in Clark County District Court.

Tiger Star Roy Horn Checks into Clinic

Las Vegas star Roy Horn – of Siegfried & Roy – has checked into a German rehabilitation facility, 18 months after his near-fatal tiger mauling that left him partially paralyzed.

“Siegfried and I are thrilled to return to our home country and excited with the programs set forth by the great doctors and staff at the world-class Leonardis Clinic,” Horn said in a statement, according to the Associated Press. “The support we have received from our fans in Germany has been overwhelming and continues to inspire me daily.”

Arrest in Siegfried & Roy Drive-By Shooting

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.

Cole Murdoch Ford, 31, whose three-year NFL career ended after several crucial missed kicks during the 1997 season, had been identified earlier by police as the owner of a white minivan from which shots were fired at the entertainers’ compound.

Ex Raider Wanted in Siegfried & Roy Drive-by

Police are looking for 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.

Cole Murdoch Ford, 31, whose three-year NFL career ended after several crucial missed kicks during the 1997 season, was named in a felony warrant stemming from the shooting, Sgt. Chris Jones tells the Associated Press.

Gunman Fires on Siegfried & Roy's Home

A gunman opened fire on the Las Vegas home of Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn on Sept. 21, shouting that the entertainers should get out of the country, police in the gaming capital said on Monday.

Authorities initially labeled the drive-by shooting as a hate crime but later said a patrol officer had misclassified the case.

According to a police report obtained by the Associated Press, a gardener who witnessed the incident said he saw the gunman driving the van as it cruised twice past the compound about 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 21.

Roy Horn: Tiger 'Saved My Life'

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.”

TV Special Looks into Roy's Tiger Attack

In an NBC special set to air Wednesday, Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy speaks out about his Oct. 3, 2003, onstage clash with a 600-pound white tiger that nearly mauled him to death.

Siegfried & Roy: The Miracle features Horn, 59, interviewed by Maria Shriver, who tells the Associated Press of the fateful incident that left a now wheelchair-bound Horn incapacitated and the Las Vegas show with his partner Siegfried Fischbacher shuttered: “No one is 100 percent sure what happened that night.”

Roy Horn Moved to Colorado Hospital

Roy Horn, of the Las Vegas duo Siegfried & Roy, appears to have taken another step on the road to recovery.

Horn, who was mauled by a white tiger during a performance on Oct. 3, 2003, has been transported to a Colorado hospital that specializes in spinal cord and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, the Associated Press reports.

The famed performer arrived at Craig Hospital in Englewood, near Denver, earlier this week, and was evaluated on Thursday. A spokesman for Horn would not comment on his length of stay or the type of treatment he might receive.

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