The news broke shortly before I got off work. I feel for all the trainers and staff who were close to him. Everything described on Facebook indicates he was a very vibrant, very energetic performer. He had been feeling ill for a couple days, and the Shamu Show was canceled today due to his passing. For any of the locals who frequent SeaWorld SD I'm sorry.
Killer whale dies at SeaWorld in San Diego; orca shows canceled | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times