[Update 8-1-2015 1:17 p.m. PST] It appears that CNN, who was first to report on the incident, may have jumped the gun. According to Reuters, Jericho is alive and well.
Jericho, the brother of Ceil the Lion, was illegally killed on Saturday in Hwange National Park in Zimabwe, according to a report by CNN.
The lion was gunned down by a hunter operating illegally, according to Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.
About two hours ago the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force posted the following on Facebook: