Georgia Mascot Dies of Heart Failure

9-year-old bulldog was winningest mascot in school's history.

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University of Georgia football fans are in the midst of "a sad day for the entire Bulldog nation," after Uga VI, the school's winningest mascot, died Friday, the Red and Black reports. Uga VI, just short of 10 years of age, died of congestive heart failure and will be buried in a marble vault in the corner of the Georgia stadium. "He was a good one," his owner said.

Even the governor had many, many kind words: "Though much of the Bulldogs' success in recent years has been attributed to Coach Mark Richt, most true Georgia fans know that his job will be much tougher now without the winningest Uga of all time stalking the sidelines, sitting on his trademark bag of ice and carefully eyeing any opposing mascot that dared to come close."

No word from PETA on this yet. Too soon?