White tiger that mauled Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy on stage dies

Roy Horn (WENN.COM file photo)

Roy Horn (WENN.COM file photo)

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A white tiger that mauled showman Roy Horn onstage in Las Vegas in 2003 has died.

Montecore attacked the German entertainer midway through a Siegfried & Roy show at The Mirage Resort & Casino, leaving him in a critical condition.

The incident ended the duo's run in Sin City, but Horn always maintained the tiger was not to blame for his injuries.

Announcing the big cat's death on Tuesday, Horn told The Hollywood Reporter, "The world has lost one of its most majestic creatures and I have lost a brother."

Montecore was 17 when he passed away after a short illness.


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