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Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy tests positive for coronavirus

Siegfried Fischbacher (L) and Roy Horn attend the 18th annual Keep Memory Alive 'Power of Love Gala' benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health honoring Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan Jr. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Siegfried Fischbacher (L) and Roy Horn attend the 18th annual Keep Memory Alive 'Power of Love Gala' benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health honoring Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan Jr. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive

Roy Horn, of the famous duo Siegfried & Roy, is the latest celebrity to have tested positive for COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement to ABC News, Horn’s publicist said, “We can confirm that Roy Horn has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 and is currently responding well to treatment.”

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“Most importantly, Siegfried & Roy send positive wishes to everyone impacted by the pandemic. We will have no further comment on Roy’s recovery at this time and ask everyone to respect his right to privacy,” his publicist added.

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Horn and his partner Siegfried Fischbacher were a Las Vegas staple for over a decade and were known for their performances with their impressive illusions and white tiger-taming acts.

Siegfried & Roy – Getty Images
Siegfried & Roy – Getty Images.

In 2003, a 400-pound tiger named Mantecore bit Horn’s neck during a show and dragged him off stage at the Mirage Las Vegas.

The mauling left Horn partly paralyzed and ended the Siegfried & Roy act.

Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn celebrate Sarmoti Cubs day with Make-A-Wish Foundation at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on Oct. 22, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn celebrate Sarmoti Cubs day with Make-A-Wish Foundation at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on Oct. 22, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage).

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Horn joins the list of celebrities that have tested positive for coronavirus, including singer PinkIdris ElbaTom HanksDaniel Dae Kim and more.

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:
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Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.
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