Sad….we know a lot of people grew up to this song.
Canadian singer Raffi Cavoukian met Kavna, a beluga whale, in 1979 and the meeting had a big impact on his life.
Cavoukian created Baby Beluga, a song about an imaginary whale in the ocean that inspires all of life.
Regrettably, Kavna, at 46 years old, has passed way.
A necropsy revealed that cancerous lesions were found in Kavna's body, whose health had been deteriorating for months.
Cavoukian said the following about his fallen friend:
He had a profound impact on me. [Kavna] came out of the water and placed a gentle, graceful kiss on my cheek and I couldn't stop talking about it for a couple of weeks!
That encounter inspired the song "Baby Beluga," and as I like to say, the song set the whale free.
Kavna died at the Vancouver Aquarium.