It's been just a few days since Roy Horn passed away, but famed duo Siegfried & Roy are back together.
In a new interview with German publication Bild, Siegfried Fischbacher said his longtime stage partner has been cremated and the ashes are being kept in the chapel at the duo's Little Bavaria estate in Las Vegas.
"His urn stays with me," Siegfried said, via the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "I put it in our chapel. We discussed that during our lifetime. Roy never let his mother Johanna's urn and that of our deceased animals be buried, but kept them in his bedroom."
Roy, who once famously survived an on-stage tiger attack during Siegfried & Roy's Las Vegas show, passed away on May 8 of Covid-19 complications.
"I'm sitting in the chapel that Roy built for me on our Little Bavaria estate, between his and my house," Siegfried told the German outlet. "I feel peace because Roy fell asleep in peace. And he's still with me no matter where I turn."
Siegfried made it clear that both he and Roy's ashes will remain in Las Vegas forever.
Siegfried & Roy's presence on the Las Vegas Strip can't be minimized. In the '90s, long before the influx of Cirque du Soleil and high-profile residency shows, their act was arguably the hottest ticket in town. The show, though, came to a sudden and shocking end in October 2003 when Roy was mauled by the big-cat Mantecore during a live show. Audience members were left stunned when the animal dragged Roy off stage in its mouth.
In the years following the abrupt end of their show, the duo spent signifiant time at their Little Bavaria estate.
"I'm not coming back [to Germany]," Siegfried said. "Roy built 'Little Bavaria' for me; I will never leave that. He is everywhere. In the house, in the garden."
He added, "[Roy] has now walked through the gates of heaven, but his soul has stayed with me. Little Bavaria has now become a monument to friendship. And Roy's home remains forever."