Roy Horn has paid tribute to his recently deceased pet Tiger, Mantecore, who many will remember for hitting headlines in 2003 after he attacked the celebrity illusionist during one of the famed Siegfried And Roy shows in Las Vegas. The 69 year-old performer has always insisted that the tiger attack, which inflicted life-threatening injuries upon him, was an accident.

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Roy Horn Mourns The Death Of Mantacore, The Tiger Who Left Him Severely Injured.

"It is with great sorrow that I am writing you this note today that on March 19, 2014 in the early afternoon our beloved 17 year old White Tiger Friend and Brother, "Mantecore" left us and is now with his siblings in White Tiger heaven," wrote Horn, who gave no details as to how Mantecore passed away.

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