On behalf of everyone in our company, our deepest sympathies to Dawn's family. This has been an extraordinarily difficult time for all of us at SeaWorld, but the grief we're experiencing cannot compare to that of Dawn's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Scott and those closest to her.
The family of Dawn Brancheau has asked SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment to send this message on their behalf requesting respect for their space and privacy at this difficult time.
You have all heard what an amazing trainer Dawn Brancheau was and it is true - she was the best. It came naturally to her. Being a trainer was a life-long dream that she achieved. She loved her job, and she loved her animals.