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Dawn Brancheau

Name:
Dawn Brancheau
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Birth Name: 
Dawn Loverde
Birth Date: 
1970
Birth Place: 
Cedar Lake, Indiana
occupation: 
SeaWorld Trainer
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Passed Away on February 24, 2010
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Tragedy struck SeaWorld Orlando when killer whale trainer Dawn Brancheau was attacked by a whale named Tilikum and died shortly thereafter. Dawn Brandcheau had 5 siblings and is survived by her husband Scott Brancheau. Our thoughts go our to friends and family.

Eyewitnesses are remembering what happened during last week’s killer-whale attack at Orlando’s SeaWorld on trainer Dawn Brancheau, who had worked with Orcas for 16 years.

Statements were released Monday by the sheriff’s office in Orange County, Florida about the attack that happened – describing the incident as extremely fast and requiring a very long recovery effort.

GossipCenter
3:48 pm

After her tragic death last week, Dawn Brancheau was laid to rest on Monday (March 1) in Alsip, Illinois.

Friends and family gathered for the funeral mass at a church called St. Rita’s and of the tragedy, a friend of Brancheau told press, "She's going to be missed by hundreds of people. It's a horrible thing."

GossipCenter
3:47 pm

Still reeling from the tragic death of trainer Dawn Brancheau, SeaWorld has announce that they’ll resume their killer whale shows this weekend.

CEO Jim Atchison announced that they won’t be permitting the trainers to enter the water with the whales at this time.

GossipCenter
3:44 pm

With family and friends in shock after the loss of their loved one, new details regarding SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau's tragic death have emerged.

According to the latest reports, the 40-year-old was pulled underwater after the orca grabbed her by her ponytail while near the tank inside the Orlando theme park.

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3:43 pm

Tragedy struck SeaWorld Orlando when killer whale trainer Dawn Brancheau was attacked by a whale named Tilikum and died shortly thereafter.

And according to Brancheau’s mother Marion Loverde, Dawn had her heart set on working with the massive mammals ever since encountering the famous Shamu years ago.

GossipCenter
3:42 pm