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RIP Blue II

Spoiled Butler Bulldog

Dead At Age 9

9/3/2013 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Blue II, the biggest celebrity to ever urinate on the hallowed grounds of Butler University's campus in Indianapolis, has died.

The English Bulldog mascot passed away Saturday of congestive heart failure, school officials announced today. “A tough day,” said head coach Brandon Miller.

Blue II was one of the most recognizable of all school mascots ... appearing at every Butler men's basketball game... and traveling like a rock star aboard the team's chartered jet during the Final Four basketball championships in 2010 and 2011.

Blue II retired from his mascot duties in May. He was succeeded by Butler Blue III, AKA "Trip."

Blue II was 9.  Or 63 in dog years.

Blue II is survived by 4,700 Butler University students.

Fact: The most notorious Butler alumnus is Peoples Temple cult leader Jim Jones, who orchestrated the murder/suicide of 909 cult members in Jonestown, Guyana in 1978.

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41 COMMENTS

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16.

nof    

When a beloved mascot dies?


A decent thing to do - and this is common knowledge here - not trying to reinvent the wheel.


Decent thing to do is stuff the thing, stick it in like a field house-trophy- room.


Some schools sell the thing for parts, and I think that's just inhumane.

330 days ago
17.

Mee    

Sad, may he RIP

330 days ago
18.

Sarah    

Why is this news? I'm from Indianapolis and I could care less about this. Also, 2010 must have been a really short plane trip since the championship game was here in Indy. I'd ask you to do a little research, but I know Harvey and his minions are incapable of doing such a thing.

330 days ago
19.

Ivan in Phoenix    

Non-Story! How many TMZ readers would even know Butler's mascot along with its name? Probably less than 1%.

330 days ago
20.

demoncat    

how sad for the team to have lost their fury friend after all he did to help support them. though kind of creepy to also bring up Jim jones as an alum of the school and the massacre while paying respects to a deceased fury mascot.

330 days ago
21.

Socalpimp    

Funny how TMZ isn't reporting on Ariel Castro death

330 days ago
22.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

That dog can feed a hungry family of 4 in Asia for two days. Oh yeah...

330 days ago
23.

Woot    

Now HERE'S a death that hurts. FLOCK Ariel Castro.

330 days ago
24.

LaLa    

awww.

330 days ago
25.

crimsons    

Slow news day?

330 days ago
26.

tucker    

Rest in peace handsome boy.

330 days ago
27.

Comanchegurl    

I love dogs! RIP Blue II.

330 days ago
28.

Wendy Croom    

I'm sure someone else has commented on this, but this good boy was 9 years old in dog years. He was (not really accurately) 63 in HUMAN years. Sorry to be nit-picky. It's my nature.

330 days ago
29.

CathyS54    

It's pathetic when a reporter is jealous of a dog. Blue was a huge part of the Butler experience. They may be going a bit too far with a memorial service, but I'm sure nobody is being forced to attend. Bad Report, Bad Report!

329 days ago
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