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Dexter, the emotional support peacock United Airlines would not let them fly, dies unexpectedly

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Incredibly: Emotional support peacock refused on the United flight

Well, that didn’t fly! United airlines refused to allow a woman and her emotional support peacock, to fly. You have to see it to believe it.

Dexter, the emotional support of the peacock which has caught the attention of the public when he was denied access to a United flight earlier this year, died unexpectedly in his “favorite human’s arms,” its owner announced Tuesday.

The peacock is the owner of New York-based artist Ventiko, revealed on an Instagram account specially created for Dexter the peacock died about 1 a.m. on July 22.

At about 1 a.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2018, Dexter the Peacock died in his favorite human’s arms. His death was sudden and unexpected. Attempts were made to rescue him, but his doctor has confirmed that there is nothing could have done to change his fate. Dexter defied stereotypes and brought joy and magic to all who met him. It was an honor to know him and a privilege to share their lives with him. He never lets fame, worship or are a miraculous number of followers on social media to inflate his ego, and he loved working with the camera, grace, and humility. He is survived by his sisters, Eva (pictured here) and Zsa Zsa, and by all the people who loved him. Dexter, you will always be missed and remembered with affection and love.

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“His death was sudden and unexpected. Attempts were made to rescue him, but his doctor has confirmed that there is nothing could have done to change his fate,” the artist’s caption of a photo that appears to show a shrine to Dexter.

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“Dexter defied stereotypes and brought joy and magic to all who met him. It was an honor to know him and a privilege to share their lives with him,” she added.

Dexter made headlines in January, when United Airlines employees excluded from the bird to board a flight at Newark Liberty International Airport. Ventiko claimed they pay for a second ticket for the feathers of a peacock, but the airline refused to budge. She said that she was six hours trying to get on her flight to Los Angeles.

Pictures of the bizarre scene at the New Jersey airport, soon made the round on social media, making Dexter one of the most talked about the passengers of the year.

Dexter the peacock was denied access to a United Airlines flight in January. (Thejetset.tv)

A United spokesperson told Fox News at the time that the peacock “does not meet the guidelines for a number of reasons, including the weight and the size.” The spokesman added that they explained that this is for the traveler not once, but three times.

The airline tightened its policy in the area of emotional support animals for nearly two months after the incident.

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Ventiko said Tuesday that the peacock remained the same loving pet, despite his growing popularity.

“He never let fame, worship or are a miraculous number of followers on social media to inflate his ego, and he loved working with the camera, grace, and humility,” she wrote. “He is survived by his sisters, Eva (pictured here) and Zsa Zsa, and by all the people who loved him. Dexter, you will always be missed and remembered with affection and love.”

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Ventiko and Dexter met in 2014 when the artist saw a Craigslist ad to buy of the peacock. They bought the bird for her Art Basel installation, and the duo stuck together when all Ventiko housing options for the bird fell in the water, Vice reported.

Dexter traveled to Brooklyn and lived in the artist’s home until his death. He also appeared in a number of her works.

Fox News’ Janine Puhak contributed to this report.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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