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'Lord of the Rings'

Gandalf's Steed Shadowfax

Euthanized

4/12/2014 2:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0412-Horse-LOTR-New-Line-Cinema-01Gandalf's glorious steed Shadowfax from the "Lord of the Rings" flicks just took a permanent trip to the big glue shire in the sky -- after the horse got too sick and had to be put down.

Shadowfax's owner Cynthia says the horse -- real name Blanco -- suddenly fell ill at home and was rushed to a horse hospital ... but after a few days, things took a turn for the worst.

The veterinarian asked Cynthia if she wanted to put the horse to sleep ... so she asked Shadowfax for approval -- and the owner says the horse gave her a look that meant yes.

Cynthia gave vets the OK -- and they put her down.

R.I.P.

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Teresa andrews    

Awww. R.I.P. Blanco. . .is it wrong that I care more about this horse than I do about the crazy couple on the kitchen show?

192 days ago
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LACY    

"Cynthia gave vets the OK -- and they put her down"
I am very sorry for the horse, but TMZ is wrong again. HE was obviously male.

191 days ago
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IceGypsy    

I feel for Cynthia . It's so hard to put an animal down. I've had to do it a few times, and it's heartbreaking.

191 days ago
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Mickey Metcalf    

Really devastating, I've been crying so much I'm a little "horse"....

191 days ago
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Maria    

The hardest decision ever ... so sad .. :-(

191 days ago
6.

Mare    

Was the " big glue shire in the sky" remark necessary?

191 days ago
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JiLL1    

Horses are such beautiful animals

191 days ago
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RebeccaTheDitz    

They put Cynthia down? Wait no! She speaks to horses and reads their minds. That's not something just anybody can do. Damn. You would think they would put the horse down, considering HE was ill. SMH.

191 days ago
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Livvie     

Such s beautiful animal. 🐴

191 days ago
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K South West    

If that was Michael Vick they would've put him in prison

191 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

I wish we had as much compassion for sick and dying humans.

191 days ago
12.

Chris    

At least the deceased wasn't stuffed, mounted, and shipped to New Zealand. Before you hate..google: Roy Rogers Trigger.

191 days ago
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RebeccaTheDitz    

"Gandalf's Horse Shadowfax Dead -- 'Lord of the Rings' Star Dies ... After Being Euthanized"
Ummmm......Were you surprised by this? Did you expect something else to happen? I mean death is the only result of euthanasia.
Okay I'll stop now.
My condolences to the owner as I know how hard that must've been.

191 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

Farewell noble steed

191 days ago
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abby    

I'm so sorry . . . as they say, the good die young.

191 days ago
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