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Pass the tissues: Uggie the dog from The Artist has died

Uggie the dog, famous for his scene-stealing role in the Oscar winning movie The Artist has died at the ripe old age of 13.

hollywood Updated: Aug 12, 2015 16:51 IST
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Uggie, the scene-stealing dog from The Artist is dead. Let the weeping commence. (Twitter)

Uggie the scene-stealing and heartbreaking dog from the Oscar-winning film The Artist, has died. He was 13.

The Jack Russell terrier also appeared in the Reese Witherspoon film Water for Elephants.

He was put down Friday in Los Angeles after battling a prostate tumor, TMZ reports.

His owner Omar Von Mueller said it was a difficult decision, but Uggie had been suffering with the tumor, and the last few weeks were especially difficult.

Uggie won the Palm Dog Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for his work in The Artist. He did all his stunts in the movie and was the first canine to have his paw prints on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Look back, reminisce and pay your respects with the best Uggie moments here

First Published: Aug 12, 2015 16:41 IST