‘Game of Thrones’ grizzly Bart the Bear II dead at 21

The animal actor Bart the Bear II, who boasted extra credit than a lot of human actors, has handed away. He was 21.

Bart the Bear II died peacefully at his house in Herber City, Utah this month. The 1,400-pound thespian’s well being had been in decline for a year, The Wrap reported.

During his life, Bart was featured in the movies “Dr. Dolittle 2,” “Evan Almighty” and “Into the Wild” amongst others, to not point out quite a few roles in TV reveals — together with “Game of Thrones” — and commercials.

More necessary than his prolific Hollywood career, although, was his ambassador function for the grizzly bear habitat conservation-focused group The Vital Ground Foundation, the group’s co-founders wrote in its obituary of Bart

“Bart lived a supremely outsized life filled with the love and care of his trainers and lifelong companions, Vital Ground co-founders Doug and Lynne Seus,” reads an Instagram post commemorating the beloved grizzly’s life. “Whether his mighty presence captured you through film or in person, we are grateful for your connection to grizzlies and for Bart’s life and legacy as a conservation ambassador for his wild cousins.”

Bart the Bear II in a bear pit alongside Brienne Tarth, performed by actress Gwendoline Christie, on the set of hit HBO sequence “Game of Thrones.”
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Bart the Bear II grew up in the Wrangell Mountains of Alaska along with his sister, Honey Bump. The pair have been discovered ravenous and remoted after a “dedicated bear biologist” adopted the path of a hunter’s boot tracks to their den. The hunter had killed the pair’s mom, however the cubs managed to get one other lease on life after the Seus household took them in.

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Doug Seus poses alongside the 8-foot 6-inch Bart the Bear II on his ranch in Utah in 2009.
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Little Bart quickly outgrew the nickname and have become Bart the Bear II, named after Bart the Bear, the first grizzly the Seus household had taken on in 1977. Bart the Bear loved a 23-year appearing career together with credit similar to “Legends of the Fall” and “White Fang” (and 30 different titles) earlier than passing away in 2000.

“Bart the Bear II is survived by his sister of the wild Honey Bump, his pal Tank the Bear, and his family,” the obit concludes earlier than itemizing Bart’s human kinfolk. “The Seus Clan is forever humbled and grateful to have shared our lives with this noble grizzly. Fly free Beloved Giant.”

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