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    New Zealand Dog Star, Hercules, has died.

    Hercules The Star Dog has died

    Hercules The Star Dog Has Died
    26/05/2004 08:50 PM

    Hercules, the famous canine star of the infamous Toyota "bugger" ads, has died.

    The Huntaway cross, who was 12, lived for some years at the Funny Farm at Clevedon in south Auckland.

    He recently moved to the Rescue Zoo at Tuakau.

    Hercules was famous for ending up spread-eagled in the mud in Toyota's ute ads for which he won 17 international awards.

    He began his film career in the original Hercules and Xena Warrior Princess series and starred in 35 feature films and 80 ads.

    As well as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and What Became of the Broken-Hearted, Hercules was about to take part in the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.

    He died while working on a film set in Auckland.

    His trainer Mark Vette says the 12-year-old was one of the world's best known animal stars.
    From his picture...he looks like the dog that barked at the Ringwraith (in LOTR).

    RIP Hercules.
    ~Kimmy, Chipper, Zam, Logan, Raptor, Nimrod, June, Mei, Jasper, Esme, Lucy Inara, & Morla
    RIP my sweet Kia

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    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Riding my bike somewhere...
    That poor dog has done alot in his life! It was probably far over time for him to retire (but not this way) IMO!

    He died while working on a film set in Auckland.

    R.I.P. Herc!

    ~Kay, Athena, Ace, Kiara, Mufasa, & Alice!
    "So baby take a axe to your makeup kit
    Set ablaze the billboards and their advertisements
    Love with all your hearts and never forget
    How good it feels to be alive
    And strive for your desire"

    -rx bandits

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    Play hard at the bridge Hercules.
    Rhi *Hooman* Clover *Rottie x ACD* (RIP to my BRD) Elvis and Tinny *The BCs* & Harri *JRT* Luna *BC x*

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    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    RIP Hercules, you did a wonderful job in this world.
    Now you have the etermity to rest at the RB.

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