An artist from the Chicago suburb of Evanston has died after being attacked by a wild black bear, according to local news reports.
The artist, Dali, died after suffering injuries to his back and upper body, according an Evanston Tribune report.
The incident happened Friday at about 6:30 p.m. on the city’s south side, according police.
Chicago Police Chief Janee Hart said the bear, which authorities said was about a foot long, attacked Dali.
The bear, described as an adult male, was captured and euthanized by officers, Hart said.
Dali was a former member of the Chicago Bear Art Project, according a statement from the artist’s family.
The Chicago Tribune reported that Dali had been drawing black bears for about a decade.
He is survived by his wife and three children.
The newspaper reported that the bear was captured on a camera, which is legal in Illinois.