"Lord of the Rings" star ... and loyal steed to Gandalf ... Shadowfax is fighting off evil Orcs in a better place now after kicking the ole bucket.
The good news is she'll be grazing with plenty of famous company now. Treat her right, Mr. Ed!
'Lord of the Rings'
Gandalf's Steed Shadowfax
4/12/2014 2:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gandalf'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.
'Game of Thrones' Creator
Hobnobbing in the Shire
11/26/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Prepare for a nerdgasm "Game of Thrones" geeks -- TMZ obtained photo evidence tying the show's creator to that other world of fantasy ... the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy!!
George R.R. Martin took a tour of the Shire movie set from the "Rings" movies this weekend on the North Island of New Zealand ... where, BTW, Winter is not coming (it's Spring down there).
The 65-year-old author and screenwriter looked pretty stoked to hang with normies on the tour -- but still proved he's top banana in the nerd world. Dude, arrived by freaking helicopter!
Gandalf would be proud.
Gandalf's Protecting My Ass
11/6/2013 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ian McKellen has magic underwear ... and yesterday, he showed off his special tighty-whities during a theater performance in New York City.
Of course, the face protecting Ian's pooper is Gandalf from "Lord of the Rings" -- the character played by Ian in the LOTR movies.
Fun Fact -- the undies were actually a gift from "Watch What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen.