A standing ovation for a final performance by illusionists Siegfried and Roy, and the Bengal tiger that ended their careers and nearly killed one of them.
The brief charity show saw Roy Horn and Siegfried Fischbacher side by side with Montecore, the massive white tiger that brutally mauled Horn during a 2003 performance, partially paralyzing him.
Horn re-emerged last night dressed in black robes, his face covered with a skeletal mask.
The dark stage was covered in smoke. Horn limped slowly onstage, often steadying himself on Fischbacher's shoulder.
The two performed a signature illusion where ischbacher "disappears" from a cage to be replaced by the tiger.
As the crowd took to its feet, the men removed their masks with Fischbacher standing between the tiger and Horn.
They waved and blew kisses at the audience, but said nothing.
The performance was to benefit the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. It will air Friday on ABC's "20/20."
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