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Marnie the Instagram-Famous Shih Tzu Dies at 18

She was photographed with celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and Betty White.

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Marnie, a Shih Tzu who attracted 1.8 million followers on Instagram and became a poster dog for adoption of older pets, has died.

Marnie the dog from Instagram

Marnie had 1.8 million followers on Instagram before her death at age 18.

She was 18.

Marnie, who lived in Los Angeles, was known for her “lolling tongue, amused expression and tilted gait,” The New York Times notes.

She was adopted from a shelter in 2012 by Shirley Braha. Braha said her pet died “very, very peacefully” of old age.

Before she was adopted from the Connecticut shelter, Marnie was filthy, with matted fur, Braha recalled. Once she has cleaned the dog up, Braha made a hobby of posting her pictures to Instagram, and Marnie started to become popular. Many followers even decided to adopt older dogs of their own, according to The Times.

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Marnie was photographed with celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and Betty White.

Read more at The New York Times

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