BIG LAKE, Minn. - A sad ending to the story of the on-the-run emu, Dork. Big Lake Police report on their Facebook page that Dork the Emu passed away this afternoon.

The owner, police officers and others tried to safely capture the emu but it appears that he had a heart attack during the process.Dork the Emu had been missing since April when he escaped from a Becker backyard.

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The search for him was chronicled on his own Facebook page and the community came together to look for him.

There are many messages of condolences on the Facebook page from the many people from around the state and even country that followed his adventures and sightings. RIP, Dork.