Latest Keiko News

Jazz Drummer Jones Dies

20th May 2004

Legendary American jazz drummer ELVIN RAY JONES has died from heart failure, aged 76. Jones, who passed away in a New Jersey hospital, is best known for his work with jazz greats including MILES...

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Emotional Service For Free Willy Whale

25th February 2004

A memorial service for the killer whale star of FREE WILLY has attracted nearly 700 people. KEIKO, who died in December (03), was honoured at the OREGON COAST AQUARIUM, where he lived between 1996...

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Free Willy Star Remembered

5th February 2004

FREE WILLY's killer whale star KEIKO is to be remembered at a memorial service at the American aquarium where he spent three years of his life. Keiko died from pneumonia in December (03) off...

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Norwegian Children Mourn Keiko

9th January 2004

Hundreds of Norwegian children bid farewell to KEIKO the killer whale yesterday (08JAN04) by building a burial mound of stones over the FREE WILLY star's grave. The six-ton Hollywood star died on 12 December...

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Free Willy Killer Whale Keiko Buried

15th December 2003

FREE WILLY killer whale KEIKO was buried in a low-key ceremony today (15DEC03) near the Norwegian fjord which was his home in the last year of his life. Avoiding publicity, the whale got a...

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Free Willy Whale Dies

14th December 2003

The killer whale who played WILLY in the FREE WILLY movie trilogy has tragically died following a dramatic case of pneumonia. The whale, real name KEIKO, died suddenly aged 27, although the average age...

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