Oreo the raccoon, the real-life model for Guardians of the Galaxy character Rocket, has died aged 10.
The news was announced on the comic book superhero team’s Facebook page.
“Oreo passed away in the early hours of this morning after a very short illness,” it reads. “Many thanks to our wonderful vets for their compassion and care.”
Rocket the raccoon was voiced by Bradley Cooper in the 2014 film and its 2017 sequel.
Oreo died after a short illness early on Thursday morning, the Facebook post says.
“You have been an amazing ambassador for raccoons everywhere,” it reads. “You were perfect.”