Tilikum, Orca At The Center Of SeaWorld Controversy, Has Died

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Tilikum, the SeaWorld orca featured in the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” died Friday ― two days before the company plans to officially end its orca show at its San Diego park.

We’re saddened to announce the passing of Tilikum, a beloved member of the SeaWorld family for 25 years. https://t.co/T7Y3fTgecppic.twitter.com/vLfpi5szCc
— SeaWorld (@SeaWorld) January 6, 2017


“The SeaWorld family is deeply saddened to announce that one of its most well-known orcas, Tilikum, has passed away. Tilikum passed away early this morning, January 6, surrounded by trainers, care staff and veterinarians that provided him around-the-clock world-class care,” read a SeaWorld statement.

Tilikum, Orca At The Center Of SeaWorld Controversy, Has Died | The Huffington Post

May he FINALLY rest in peace and may we, as humans, find different forms of entertainment that do not include the abuse of animals.