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Alaska’s popular reindeer, Star, dies in owner’s arms

October 11, 2017 - 12:05am

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A popular reindeer that could be seen walking the streets of downtown Anchorage has died at age 15.

KTVA-TV reported that Star the reindeer died on Saturday.

A note posted on her pen by owner Albert Whitehead said Star died in his arms.

Whitehead took Star on a short walk, and she collapsed after returning home.

Whitehead said she spent her last days hanging out and eating her favorite treats, such as grapes and mini wheats.

Star was an Anchorage staple for both local residents and tourists. She was the sixth of a line of local pet reindeer going back more than 50 years.

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