Diehard Shawshank Redemption fans, it's time to mourn: your movie's iconic oak tree cracked and fell in the midst of high winds in Lucas, Ohio last week.

Owners of the private property on which the tree once resided, it's time to rejoice: tourists will no longer invade your privacy to pay homage to a tree.

At the close of The Shawshank Redemption, Morgan Freeman's character lets his legs sprawl under the now-dead oak and reads his friend's iconic letter: "Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."