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Tilikum, killer whale at center of ‘Blackfish,’ dies

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Posted at 11:00 AM, Jan 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-06 11:00:44-05

Tilikum, the killer whale involved in the deaths of three people, including SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010, has died, Sea World reported Friday.

Tilikum was at the center of the 2013 CNN documentary “Blackfish.”

Sea World reported in March that the orca — estimated then to be 35 — may be dying.