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Oreo, the raccoon who inspired Rocket in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ dies after a short illness

Oreo, the raccoon who served as a model for Rocket in the guardians of the galaxy And Avengers films, died after a short illness.

He was 10 years old.

The news was announced by its owners on Facebook.

“Today we have only the saddest news,” they wrote. “Our hearts are broken as we have lost our best friend, our guardian of our galaxy, Mr. Oreo Raccoon.

“Oreo passed away early this morning after a very short illness. Many thanks to our wonderful veterinarians for their compassion and care.

“Oreo, you have made so many people’s lives happy. You have been a wonderful ambassador for raccoons around the world.

Oreo was used in motion capture during the making of the films, to accurately convey the raccoon’s movements and mannerisms, and accompanied director James Gunn on the red carpet at the first film’s London premiere in 2014 .

(Credit: AFP)(Credit: AFP)

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“You loved all people of all ages and other animals too and you were never phased by anything, whether it was a walk on the red carpet as Rocket Raccoon, a trip to a hospice to visit a sick child or anything else that happened to you. You enjoyed everything and it showed,” the statement continued.

You instinctively knew when to calm down, when to be bouncy and we never worried that you would do the wrong thing because you never did.

You were perfect.

“Have fun up there on the Rainbow Bridge, my darling. I hope, no, I know they will all love you as much as we do. We will miss you so much. Fly high Oreo, our superhero.

Rocket Racoon is voiced by Bradley Cooper in the guardians of the galaxy And Avengers movies.

He will next be seen in Avengers: Endgamereleased April 25.

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