Uggie, the dog from The Artist, has passed away, aged 13

The Jack Russell had been battling prostate cancer


by Anna Lewis |
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Uggie, the adorable dog from The Artist, has passed away at the age of 13.

The doggy star was put down in LA recently after battling prostate cancer.


Jack Russell, Uggie, was best known for starring in The Artist with Jean Dujardin in 2011, but he actually found fame in Water For Elephants earlier that year*,* starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson.

Uggie and Jean in The Artist
Uggie and Jean in The Artist

2012 was a big year for Uggie – not only did he become the first dog to have his paw-prints immortalised outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre, but he also released a book called Uggie, the Artist: My Story, and got an invite to the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

He then retired from showbusiness, with trainer Sarah Clifford saying: "He's at the stage where he just says, 'I think I want to go and lay in the sun by the pool’."

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