Thomas Doerflein

 

 

Age: 44

 

Summary: Berlin zookeeper who gained fame for hand-rearing the beloved polar bear Knut after he was abandoned by his mother in late 2006, in which the boisterous bear now weighs more than 265 pounds and has his own feature-length film, blog, and TV show.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: October 13, 1963

 

Died: September 22, 2008

 

Location: Berlin, Germany