He captured hearts worldwide when he starred in the Academy Award winning film The Artist, but sadly, Uggie the Jack Russell Terrier has passed away. He was 13 years old, or 65 years old in dog years.
The tiny pup had been battling with a prostate tumor, and on Friday his owner, Omar Von Mueller, made the difficult decision to ease Uggie's suffering, and put him down.
Uggie rose to fame after appearing in the 2012 film The Artist. He won several awards for the role, including a Golden Collar Award and the Palm Dog Award at Cannes. He also became the first dog ever to have his paws imprinted on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Following The Artist, Uggie also appeared in the 2011 film Water for Elephants, the 2012 comedy The Campaign, and an ad campaign for Nintendo 3DS before retiring.
Sarah Clifford, Uggie's trainer, shared some kind words about the charismatic canine, telling TMZ he was "a perfect little terrier" and that she would always remember him and "never forget his infinite love for chicken and hotdogs."
RIP, Uggie. Your kind spirited and talent will never be forgotten.
Source: Just Jared