The Killer Whale From Blackfish, Tilikum, Has Died At Age 36
Tilikum — the orca that killed someone at SeaWorld in Orlando 7 years ago — has died.
The giant mammal died Friday. It’s unclear what killed him, but he had been treated for a nagging bacterial infection.
The killer whale — which was around 36 years old — killed a trainer back in 2010. He was a central figure in the documentary, “Blackfish,” the show which created a backlash against keeping killer whales in captivity.
Tilikum was also involved in 2 other deaths back in the ’90s.