I heard this from a friend earlier today, and it looks like the media just picked up the story...
I know Splash hasn't been the picture of perfect health, but it's really sad to hear that he's passed away.Killer Whale Dies At SeaWorld
SAN DIEGO -- SeaWorld is investigating the death of one of its killer whales.
Officials said Splash died on Tuesday morning. According to SeaWorld, the 15-year-old killer whale had been treated for epilepsy and became very sick last week.
Splash came to the San Diego park in April 1992 from a marine park in Canada.
Park workers told NBC 7/39 that a necropsy will be performed, and the results should be completed in two weeks.