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Published:October 27th, 2013 11:32 EST

Thousands Mourn Death of Great George, The World's Tallest Dog: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

It`s an axiomatic that cats rule the Internet, and dogs have barely made an impression on cyberspace. Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub, Colonel Meow, and Henri the Existential Cat are as famous as Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga. (And much better behaved.)


But every dog has his day, and a chosen few even achieve fame and fortune online.

George the Great Dane was the runt of his litter, but in 2010 the Guinness Book of World Records certified that the Great Dane was the tallest dog in history. George weighed in at 245 pounds and was five feet tall and seven feet long.

Giant George had thousands of Facebook friends and thousands of followers on Twitter. The beloved pooch celebrity regularly appeared on TV, and he was mobbed whenever he made special appearances.

Giant George died a month shy of his eight birthday, and his fans all over the world are mourning his passing.

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