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Published February 8, 2019

Oreo the Raccoon, the Model for Rocket in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Has Passed Away

The real-life raccoon passed away at the age of 10.

It's with great sadness that we share Oreo the Raccoon, who served as the model for Rocket in Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," has passed away at the age of 10 after a bout with an illness. 

The news was confirmed by Quinta Layla, the group that looked after Oreo, on Facebook.

Rocket in "Avengers: Infinity War"

Never has a trash panda been as beloved as Oreo. Oreo assisted the Marvel Studios animators in bringing to life the character Rocket, voiced by Bradley Cooper, as they captured his behavior and motions. Oreo even attended the red carpet World Premiere of "Guardians of the Galaxy," accompanied by film director James Gunn.

Sweet Rabbit, rest in peace.

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