Finding Nemo Star ‘Bruce’ Killed In WA Shark Cull

The cast of Pixar’s Finding Nemo were left shattered this afternoon by the news that long-time colleague and fishy friend Bruce had succumb to injuries suffered at the hands of West Australia’s ongoing shark cull. Bruce, 32, was believed to have been enjoying a holiday with family at the time of the accident that witnesses described as horrific and tragic.

Chum, who played Bruce’s sidekick on the critically acclaimed 2003 animated film led a procession of emotional outpouring for the fallen star, taking to twitter to lament that “a pleasant shark and friend has passed on. Forever love you Bruce. RIP.”

Similarly a statement released by sea power couple Marlin and Dory, who met on the set of the film, described Bruce as “the most jolly, laidback colleague and friend we ever had the pleasure to work with. His tough persona belied a soft soul and constant jokester. We shall always love you Brucie.”

Trigger Warning: Last known photo of dying Bruce

Bruce the Great White Shark began his career largely as an extra in live-action Shark Week documentaries until director Andrew Stanton surprised many with his casting in smash-hit Finding Nemo. The decision to cast Bruce, then an unknown dramatic actor fish into a major comedy role was a masterstroke, as Bruce’s portrayal of a dysfunctional shark leader propelled him to fame and success.

Forever the quiet family man, Bruce managed to stay away from the tabloids, concentrating his time with his dolphin wife Martha and their 89 bi-racial pups. In response to the incident, West Australian Premier Colin Barnett told The Strayan that “we regret the outcome, but there are plenty more fish in the sea.”

31 Responses to Finding Nemo Star ‘Bruce’ Killed In WA Shark Cull

  1. Arlette Wies says:

    It is a terrible news that has been published. He cannot be replaced and his memory will last.
    I truly believe the cites “more fish in the sea” will follow him shortly.

  2. Deon Perrella says:

    They should have culled Darla instead!

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  3. Mrs Baits says:

    A devastating loss. Such a great talent. Bruce will be missed by both children and parents across the globe. In Bruce’s honor, please stop the culling now. The price is too great *sob.

  4. Hypocrit says:

    Seems like Pixar needs to research a little more and realise that Bruce would be long dead on the Queensland Coast where they have been using the exact same methods for 50yrs.

    • Straight Talker says:

      Bullshit. Spoken like someone who doesn’t know what the hell they’re talking about.

      • Nathan says:

        So, they haven’t been using drum lines in Queensland for decades?

        • Timbo says:

          They haven’t been killing Great Whites up there

          • Nathan says:

            Hahaha so your point is? Because my point is that they are doing what they need to do to make the waters safe?

            Believe it or not i am against the shark cull. But you and ‘straight talker’ aren’t really offering much of an argument.

          • Tim says:

            Umm… yes they have. Great Whites are one the species that QLD is targeting with the drum lines and they killed 6 Great Whites last year. Maybe educate yourself before lecturing others.

        • trevor says:

          Nathen in case you dont Know eveeone haves a Choice to go in the water ypu dont have to if you Dont want to.

          When I go to the beach yes that’s always in The back of my mine “Sharks” they have been here longer then us why should they be Killed. .. does that mean we should kill snake,lion, tigers and bears or my what a crop of shit…

  5. Julie says:

    Bruce was a vegetarian! What did they bait the hook with? Sea lettuce!

  6. James McNeill says:

    Maybe the next movie will be called ‘Finding Bruce (‘s remains)’

  7. Anonymous says:

    I dont Get it did the actual actor who played bruce die or was it an actual real shark that died.

    • Slev says:

      ohh anonymous. Bruce died. the friendly shark with good meaning intentions. the one from the movie about the finding of the fish of marlin. R.I.P lil buddy

  8. ivan says:

    poor Bruce… lets just hope he’s hide is put to good use and if they pull he’s teeth out they cut them morons to bits and now there will be more immigrant boats coming cos there is one less shark

  9. Colin says:

    Good Riddance!

  10. Dale says:

    Fresh flake at the fish and chip shop, happy days!

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