Uggie, the scene-stealing canine star of 'The Artist,' dead at 13

August 12, 2015 1:06 PM

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Uggie, the scene-stealing canine star of 'The Artist,' dead at 13

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Uggie, a canine actor best known for his turn in the 2012 Best Picture Oscar winner The Artist, has died in Los Angeles. He was 13.

His owner, Omar Von Mueller, told TMZ Tuesday he made the difficult decision to have the Jack Russell Terrier euthanized last Friday because he had been suffering from a prostate tumor.

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