Uggie The Dog, Who Starred In ‘The Artist,’ Dies At 13

Jack Russell Terrier Uggie, known for his role in "The Artist," has been put to sleep after battling a cancerous tumor.

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RIP, Uggie. Via Uggie the Dog/Facebook
RIP, Uggie. Via Uggie the Dog/Facebook

Uggie, the Jack Russell Terrier best known for his role in the award-winning 2011 movie “The Artist,” has died at age 13, TMZ reports.

After a suffering with a prostate tumor, Uggie’s owner, Omar Von Mueller, made the difficult choice to put him down, according to TMZ. Uggie lived with Von Mueller in Los Angeles.

Though he had health problems at the end, Uggie certainly lived every moment to the fullest. He starred alongside Jean Dujardin in the Oscar winning film, “The Artist” — of which he was nominated for a Golden Collar Award and a Palm Dog Award — and he became the first ever spokesdog for Nintendo.

Uggie, we will miss your colorful spirit and your adorable, happy face. Rest in peace.

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  • Uggie was recognized, saying he was “wonderfully trained and talented” and supporting the move to install a special Oscar for animals in film. Regretfully, we must advise that as he is not a human being and as his unique motivation as an actor was sausages, Uggie is not qualified to compete for the BAFTA in this category.

    Elden Sarinana September 2, 2015 2:00 pm Reply

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