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Circus bear killed its owner

April 23 2008

In California, performing grizzly bear who starred in the movie, killed his trainer, reports AP.

In one of the training club centers near Los Angeles, three experienced trainer to work with a bear named Rocky. Suddenly, a bear bites the neck of one of them - 39-year-old Stephan Miller.

Other officers chased the animal with pepper spray. No one else was hurt. Arrived at the doctors, despite the efforts, failed to return the man to life. After investigating the local authorities decide the fate of the bear.

Sergeant Dave Phelps said the 5-year-old educated male growth of more than 220 cm and weighing 317 kg had acted in films, in particular, in one of the film comedian Will Ferrell. There's a character Ferrell wrestled a bear. In the role of understudy performed Miller.

In an interview, the trainer nazvyval Rocky "the best working bear in the business." In the same interview, he admitted that "if an animal grabs you by the throat, then you will end."

In 2000, Miller received an Academy Award stunt for stunt in the movie "Gladiator", where he fought with a tiger. He also starred in several Hollywood films, and helped set the stage an attack animals for National Geographic Channel and Discovery.

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