- Rest in peace March 25
Montecore, the white tiger that bit Roy Horn of the Siegfried & Roy entertainment act during a show in 2003, has died. He was 17. On the official Siegfried & Roy page, Horn shared anecdotes about the big cat's life, including the fact that he gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation just minutes after he was born. "I am sorry I had to deliver this sad news," Horn wrote. "Now we need time to heal.... I feel like a part of me is gone." Montecore bit Horn in the neck during a performance at the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas, causing Horn to lose a significant amount of blood. Horn never blamed the tiger for his injury; the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that he and his partner, Siegfried Fischbacher, "long contended Horn suffered a stroke onstage, and that the tiger punctured his neck while dragging him backstage as a protective response." --Catherine Garcia
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