Tilikum the Orca, subject of the Blackfish documentary, has died


Tilikum, the subject of the infamous Sea World documentary Blackfish, has died. The announcement comes on the heels of the termination of Sea World California killer whale performances less than a week ago. Tilikum made world headlines in 2010 when he killed trainer Dawn Brancheau. He had previously been implicated in two deaths in the nineties as well.

Tilikum was 36-years old, which is extremely old for a captive killer whale, and had been battling a bacterial lung infection.

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