When I told my partner about Knut dying she asked if I knew from what.
I answered, “From a broken heart caused by the pain of rejection.”
Knut, the polar bear raised by his zoo keeper after his mother rejected him, has died in his compound.
Officials at Berlin Zoo confirmed the four-year-old bear, which became world-famous after being rejected at birth by his mother, died alone in his compound.
Knut collapsed and died in a pool of water on Saturday afternoon as visitors looked on.
The cause of death is not yet clear, but a post mortem is to be conducted on Monday, said bear keeper Heiner Kloes.
Mr Kloes said: “It was a completely normal day: He was with the female bears before, who had just been shut away. Then, Knut strolled around the enclosure, went into the water, had a short spasm and died.”
Knut was reared by the zoo, with his keeper Thomas Doerflein bottle-feeding him and strumming Elvis Presley songs for him on his guitar. Doerflein died at age 44 of a heart attack in 2008.