Good Night, My Sweet Prince

March 19, 2011 / Posted by:

There’s not enough sad faces in the world to describe my feelings about the sudden death of Knut. Knut, the most famous polar bear in the world who has graced the covers of magazines and quickly became an icon of Germany, tragically died in his enclosure at the Berlin Zoo today. Knut was only 4 years old.

Spiegel International says that Knut was all alone in his compound when 600 visitors witnessed him collapse in the water. That is one of the saddest things I’ve read in a long time. The public watched as Knut gave his last breath in the spotlight all by himself. That is a blanket of pure sadness wrapped around all of our souls.

The Berlin Zoo is mourning the loss of their young star and will perform an autopsy to find his cause of death.

Knut twirled into everyone’s heart after his mother rejected him as her son shortly after his birth in 2006. After that, Knut’s young life was filled with fame, happiness, sadness, addiction, rejection, loss, loneliness and now he’s sliding down the icy glaciers in heaven with his human mother Thomas Dörflein who died at the age off 44 in 2008.

Rest in peace, Knut… Your memory will live on forever and you’re in heaven now where all the angels want to be your mother :(. Now let’s all grow cry into a Klondike.

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