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Julien Gauthier, 44, who was on a trip along the Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories to record sounds of nature for a musical project, was attacked by a bear in the middle of the night and dragged away by the animal.
Officials say the 11 year-old animal, whose 'godparents' were actors Gérard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant, 'probably' died from a fall.