Stephen Claussen


Age: 41


Summary: wildlife expert and animal trainer best known for his work preparing Free Willy movie star Keiko the killer whale (orca) in the wild off the Norwegian coast in 2002, but Keiko later died of pneumonia on Dec. 12, 2003 at age 27.



Cause of Death: Airplane accident


Born: October 3, 1966


Died: May 17, 2008


Location: Eagleswood, New Jersey