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

The Jack Russell had been battling prostate cancer

Uggie

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.

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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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