Peace, the turkey pardoned by President Obama, was euthanized a year after the bird was given a second chance at life by the president. Peace, along with another bird named Liberty, were pardoned by Obama in an annual ceremony a year ago.
CNN confirmed that the bird was euthanized after a weekend illness at his home at the Mount Vernon estate. The decision to euthanize was left up to a trusted veterinarian.
The timing of Peace's death has many scratching their heads, but Rebecca Aloisi, vice president for marketing at the Mount Vernon Estate, insisted that his death was merely coincidental.
"I appreciate where you're going with this. But I assure you that these birds are extremely well cared for."