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The Iconic Oak Tree From ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Has Died

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(PCM) Die-hard fans of the film “The Shawshank Redemption” are mourning the loss of the beloved oak tree that appeared in a pivotal scene at the end of the film. The tree was lost during the recent storms that plowed through it’s location in Lucas, Ohio. It cracked and fell succumbing to high winds in the region.

Many fans of the film made the trek to Lucas, Ohio to have their picture taken in front of the tree. The tree resided on someone’s private property in Ohio, so we are fairly certain that they are overjoyed that they will no longer be receiving throngs of tourists invading their property to snap selfies with the infamous tree.

The iconic tree appeared in the film’s closing scene where Morgan Freeman’s character sprawls out under the oak tree and reads a letter from his friend Andy. It said “”Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

Unless you happen to be the iconic oak tree that he is resting beneath …

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