Harvey Updyke, the Alabama fan convicted of poisoning Toomer’s Oaks in Auburn, died Thursday, his son, Bear, . He was 71 years old.

Updyke became infamous (or famous, depending on what part of Alabama you live in) when he poisoned the famous oak trees following the Tigers’ come-from-behind victory over the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa in 2010, Auburn’s national championship season.

He admitted the crime during a call into “The Paul Finebaum Show.”

“Let me tell you what I did,” Updyke said. “The weekend after the Iron Bowl, I went to Auburn because I lived 30 miles away, and I poisoned the two Toomer’s trees. I put Spike 80DF in ‘em. They’re not dead yet, but they definitely will die.” 

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Updyke pleaded guilty

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