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'Siegfried & Roy' Star Roy Horn's Will Names Siegfried As Executor Of His Multi-Million Dollar Estate

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By Mike Walters

The late 'Siegfried & Roy' star, Roy Horn, named lifelong friend and performance partner, Siegfried Fischbacher as the executor of his multi-million dollar estate, this according to his will filed in Las Vegas courts.

According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Horn's last will and testament was filed in the Las Vegas Courts on June 18, 2020, which gives Siegfried the power to administer and distribute his assets after his death.

The document states that if Siegfried is unable or wishes to not perform as executor of his estate, then Lynette G. Chappell has bee named as the next in line. Chappell was the showman's longtime show assistant.

Roy Horn Names Partner Siegfried Fischbacher As Executor Of His Estate

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As we reported, Roy Horn died at age 75, after contracting COVID-19. At the time, Siegfried said in an interview, he drove to the hospital where Roy was being treated -- with Lynette -- and was able to see his life partner one last time.

"I nominate Siegfried Fischbacher as my personal representative, Roy's will states.

It continues:

"If Siegfried Fischbacher fails or ceases to act as my personal representative, I nominate the following as my successor personal representatives in the order named," the document continued before listing Lynette G. Chappell.

Roy Horn also nominated Seigfried's longtime lawyer, John Moran Jr. to be co-executor of his estate with the assistant if Siegfried is unable or unwilling to do it.

Beneficiaries Are Revealed In Horn's Private Trust

In the will, which was signed in 2016, Roy directed that his multi-million dollar estate be distributed to beneficiaries which are named in a private trust.

The trust was not attached to the legal filing that included the last will and testament. So, it's unclear who will be getting the bulk of Roy's estate. But, he does say he is 'unmarried' and has 'no children' in the will. Roy Horn was survived only by his brother, Werner Horn.

But, Horn gave Siegfried broad powers to handle all financial issues with his estate including paying for his funeral, and any expenses involving the handling of his remains. It reads:

"The personal representative is authorized to pay expenses incurred for my funeral and for the disposition of my remains, claims against my estate, and expenses of the estate's administration."

Siegfried Given Rights To Pay For His Funeral, Disposition Of His Remains

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As for the guidelines of administrative powers laid out in the will, Roy says Siegfried, as the personal representative can perform "every act reasonably necessary to administer my estate and any trust established under my will."

In addition, he gives general grant of powers, my personal representative is specifically authorized to:

Hold, retain, invest, reinvest, sell and manages any real or personal property, including interests in any form of business entity.

Distribute assets of my estate in cash or in kind, or partly in each at fair market value on the date of distribution, without requiring pro-rata distribution of specific assets and without requiring pro-rata allocation of the tax bases of such assets.

Employ attorneys, accountants, custodians for trust assets, and other agents or assistants as my personal representative deems advisable to act with or without discretionary powers and compensate them and pay their expenses from income or principal.

'Siegfried & Roy' Worth A Reported $100 Million

According to reports, Siegfried and Roy have an estimated net worth of over $100 Million after the Las Vegas frontmen signed several lucrative contracts to perform their award-winning show on the strip.

As for Roy's remains, Siegfried revealed in a recent interview that Horn was cremated and his ashes are being held in the duo's chapel which was built on their Las Vegas compound.

“His urn stays with me,” Fischbacher told the German publication Bild.

He continued, “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. He added, “I’m sitting in the chapel that Roy built for me on our Little Bavaria estate, between his and my house. I feel peace because Roy fell asleep in peace. And he’s still with me no matter where I turn.”

Roy Horn Was Cremated; Ashes In A 'Chapel' On Their Vegas Compound

Roy Horn died on May 9, 2020, at age 75 after being hospitalized with complications due to Coronavirus.

At the time, Siegfried issued a statement saying, "Roy was a fighter his whole life including during these final days. I give my heartfelt appreciation to the team of doctors, nurses, and staff at Mountain View Hospital who worked heroically against this insidious virus that ultimately took Roy's life."

The duo performed on the Las Vegas strip for decades, before their show abruptly ended after Horn was attacked on stage by a white tiger named Mantecore in 2003. The giant animal dragged Horn off the stage by his neck and had to be subdued by crew members armed with fire extinguishers.

The injuries were so severe, it not only severed his spine, the showman suffered a stroke and massive blood loss which required multiple surgeries.

R.I.P.

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