Keiko, star of "Free Willy," dies
Afterposten, among others, is reporting that Keiko, the killer whale star of the 1993 hit movie Free Willy whose horrid living conditions at a Mexico City amusement park reinvigorated the movement for animal rights in the '90s, has died in a fjord off Norway. Many will remember him by for his drooped-over dorsal fin that made him easily identifiable. He was moved first to the Oregon Coast Aquarium in 1996, then released near Iceland in 1998. In recent months he had made the Norwegian fjord his home late last summer. Pneumonia is being listed as the most likely cause of death for celebrity whale.