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Siegfried and Roy enjoy life away from the limelight more than 10 years after white tiger brought an end to their famed Las Vegas show

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PUBLISHED: 20:07 EST, 5 February 2014 | UPDATED: 21:37 EST, 5 February 2014

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After decades of entertaining Las Vegas tourists, Siegfried and Roy appear to be taking it easy, after a freak accident with a tiger forced them to slow down.

It has been just over ten years since one of the famed entertainers' white tigers dragged Roy off stage in the Mirage.

Roy, 69, who was left seriously injured after being grabbed by the throat during a live performance in 2003, was pictured Wednesday soaking up the scenery from his wheelchair in a Hawaii resort.

Relaxation: Roy is pictured being pushed in a wheelchair during a vacation to Hawaii

Relaxation: Roy is pictured being pushed in a wheelchair during a vacation to Hawaii

Showman: Siegfried stands on a Hawaii beach as he vacations with on-stage partner Roy

Showman: Siegfried stands on a Hawaii beach as he vacations with on-stage partner Roy

His on-stage partner Siegfried also appeared to be slowing down after years in the limelight, as the 74-year-old strolled barefoot in the sand.

Since Roy was mauled, Siegfried has dedicated his time and energy to making sure his showbusiness partner recovered.

After being grabbed round the throat by his beloved tiger while on stage, Roy was told he would never walk, talk or perform magic again.

But he defied all odds to make a remarkable recovery, despite having to have part of his brain cut away, suffering a crushed windpipe and being partially paralyzed, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

The friends, who were famed for their magic show that incorporated a menagerie of elephants, tigers and lions into illusion acts, ended their famed Mirage show in 2003.

After a run of 30,000 shows that were watched by up to 400,000 people each year, the showmen decided to retire from their Las Vegas production.

Roy admits that he was a 'little bit handicapped,' by the incident that both deny was an attack by their white tiger.

Unwind: Siegfried walks with a friend along a beach as the Las Vegas illusionist vacations

Unwind: Siegfried walks with a friend along a beach as the Las Vegas illusionist vacations

Taking it easy: It has been ten years since Siegfried, left, and Roy have performed their famed show

Taking it easy: It has been ten years since Siegfried, left, and Roy have performed their famed show

'I can do a lot of things. I can walk, I can go swimming, I can go to the gym, I can go shopping,' he told People last year.

The showmen, who met while working on a cruise ship in 1957, are currently vacationing together in Hawaii with a friend.

Masters of illusion: Siegfried and Roy performed their Las Vegas show more than 30,000 times

Masters of illusion: Siegfried and Roy performed their Las Vegas show more than 30,000 times

Close call: Roy is rushed to hospital in October 2003 after being grabbed by a tiger at the Mirage

Close call: Roy is rushed to hospital in October 2003 after being grabbed by a tiger at the Mirage

Show business: Siegfried and Roy were famed for their shows that combined magic with exotic animals

Show business: Siegfried and Roy were famed for their shows that combined magic with exotic animals

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