Sumar was born at a SeaWorld park and was brought to SeaWorld San Diego in February 2001 when SeaWorld Ohio was closed. A necropsy will be done at SeaWorld San Diego to determine the cause of death. Tissue samples will be sent out for examination, but the findings could take weeks. Male killer whales have a life expectancy of 30-60 years.
Both "Believe" killer whale shows were canceled Tuesday, but will resume on Wednesday. SeaWorld San Diego now has six killer whales.