The news just keeps getting sadder. Montreal's whale was likely killed in a collision, according to the first veterinarian reports. Baleines en direct, in partnership with the Groupe de recherche et d’éducation sur les mammifères marins (GREMM), announced this heartbreaking development on Wednesday afternoon.\nThe humpback whale that swam up the fleuve and captured the hearts and minds of Montrealers over the past week was found dead on Tuesday morning — officially making 2020 the worst year ever (if it wasn't already).\nExperts suspect that the whale collided with a boat but don't know how, what kind of boat, or how large it could've been, Baleines en direct Editor-in-Chief Marie-Ève Muller told MTL Blog.\nWhile terrible, it's good to know that the whale wasn't sick or lacking food as some social media users guessed.\nThe GREMM previously reported that "it [moved] at a good speed, [seemed] to breathe normally and [had] normal, even dynamic behaviour (diving, jumping) for a humpback whale."\nFurther analysis will uncover more details surrounding the poor whale's death.\nThe whale's appearance in Montreal serendipitously coincided with the relaxing of deconfinement measures across town.\nFor a few magical days, Montrealers experienced a once-in-a-lifetime connection with marine life.\nA necropsy and analysis were conducted throughout the day on Wednesday and other than indications of a collision, there are no more details surrounding the whale's cause of death.\nRésultats préliminaires, avec besoins d'analyses supplémentaires: Les vétérinaires suspectent une collision. Plus d'analyses histologiques permettront possiblement une confirmation.— Baleines en direct (@BaleineMagazine) June 10, 2020\nIt hasn't been determined why the whale swam so far up the St. Lawrence.\nFar from its usual habitat, its unprecedented journey was abruptly ended in Varennes, Montérégie, just north of Montreal.\nREAD ALSO: Here's Why Montreal's Whale Couldn't Be Saved\nBaleines en direct reminds Montrealers to contact 1 877 722-5346 for emergencies concerning marine mammals in the St. Lawrence River.\nMise à jour mardi 9 juin, 8h\n\nTôt ce matin, un pilote maritime a filmé et signalé ce qui semble être une carcasse de...Posted by Groupe de recherche et d'éducation sur les mammifères marins - GREMM on Tuesday, June 9, 2020\nMore details will be released in the coming days.\nRéseau québécois d’urgences pour les mammifères marins | Courtesy of the GREMM\nRest easy, gentle giant.