Messages Messages Help Reply | Forward | View Source | Unwrap Lines Message 1503 of 1507 | Previous | Next [ Up Thread ] Message Index Msg # From: roseannh Date: Fri Dec 12, 2003 9:39 pm Subject: Keiko Has Died ADVERTISEMENT I am at work right now atKRON-TV and an AP Wire has just crossed in the newsroom that has said Keiko has died. Here is the wire copy: Keiko the killer whale, star of "Free Willy" movies, dies in Norway OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Keiko, the killer whale made famous by the the "Free Willy" movies, has died, his caretakers said early Saturday. The whale, who was 27, died Friday afternoon after the sudden onset of pneumonia in the Taknes fjord in Norway. His handler, Dane Richards, said the disease struck the whale fairly quickly. "He exhibited some signs of lethargy and lack of appetite," Richards told The Associated Press. Richards said veterinarians had monitored Keiko's progress, but the whale died quickly. "We checked his respiration rate and it was a little irregular ... he wasn't doing too well," Richards said. "Early in the evening, he passed away." Message 1503 of 1507 | Previous | Next [ Up Thread ] Message Index Msg # Reply | Forward | View Source | Unwrap Lines
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