Mar 26, 2014 6:39 AM

Tiger Who Attacked 'Siegfried and Roy' Star Dies

LAS VEGAS - The famous white tiger that performed with entertainers Siegfried and Roy has died.

According to a Facebook post from the illusionist, 17-year-old Mantecore died from illness on March 19.

While Mantecore performed in thousands of Vegas shows, he is perhaps best known for injuring Roy Horn during a performance in 2003.

Horn was badly injured when the 380 pound cat dragged him across the stage.

The average lifespan on such a tiger in captivity is 15 to 26 years.


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