Free Willy dies

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Keiko, the killer whale star of the Free Willy films has died.

The 27-year old whale, which measured 35 feet and weighed six tons, reportedly contracted pneumonia in the Taknes fjord, Norway.

Keiko was rescued from a Mexico City public aquarium in 1993 and rehabilitated at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. He was airlifted to Iceland in 1998 and taught to catch fish before being released in 2002. Upon release he swam 870 miles to Norway where he had been a popular attraction ever since.