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Uggie, Canine Star of The Artist, Put Down at 13

  | August 12, 2015 19:47 IST (Los Angeles)
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2012 file photo of Uggie as he poses in the press room at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California

The brown and white Jack Russell Terrier appeared in a dozen films and in ads, but is best known for its role in the silent flick The Artist

The adorable dog Uggie, famous for his role in the academy award-winning film The Artist, had to be put down due to a tumor, celebrity website TMZ reported.
(Also Read: Uggie leaves paw prints at famed Grauman's theatre)
The brown and white Jack Russell Terrier appeared in a dozen films and in ads, but is best known for its role in the silent flick The Artist. He won over audiences with his stage tricks and cute demeanor in the film in which he featured alongside Jean Dujardin.
Uggie was diagnosed with a prostate tumor and was put down last week, TMZ reported. He was 13 years old.
Uggie won a Palm Dog award at the Cannes Film Festival for his performance in the 2011 film.
The comedy-drama tribute to Hollywood's golden age won five Oscars including best picture and best actor for Jean Dujardin. In a tweet, Jean Dujardin wrote, "Fond memories of my extraordinary colleague: R.I.P. Uggie."
The dog achieved one of Hollywood's top honors - his four paw prints are embedded in the hallowed Walk of Fame.

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