Uggie ‘The Artist’ dog dies aged 13

Uggie the dog, the star of Oscar-winning film The Artist, has died.

The 13-year-old Jack Russell terrier, who also starred in Water For Elephants, suffered a long battle with prostate cancer and was put to sleep on Friday, August 7.

Not only did he become the first four-legged friend to have his paw prints set on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, he also won the Palm Dog Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for his work in ‘The Artist’.

Uggie's trainer Omar von Muller announced his retirement in 2012 before penning, 'Uggie, the Artist: My Story'.

Mueller said it was a difficult decision to put Uggi down, but the last few weeks were extremley difficul for him dealing with the tumor.

As the last line of his autobiography reads, "I lick each of your faces, truly - Uggie".


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