Did you ever watch the Tarzan movies when you were younger?

My favorites were the ones where Tarzan was played by actor and olympian Johnny Weismuller.  Tarzan's best friend in the jungle was the trusty chimp named Cheetah.

Well, I'm sad to report that Cheetah passed away overnight at the astounding age of 80!!  Chimps in the wild usually live to around 30, and those in captivity have been known to get up to 50 years of age.  Although 80 would not be a record for a chimp's life span, it's certainly out of the ordinary.

Get the entire story of the life and death of 'Cheetah' at CNN.