World's Ugliest Dog Dies

Miss Ellie won competitions, performed in comedy shows
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2010 10:00 AM CDT
World's Ugliest Dog Dies
In this June 26, 2009 file photo, Miss Ellie celebrates her win in the "World's Ugliest Dog Contest" at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, in Petaluma, Calif.   (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

(Newser) – Miss Ellie, the hideous-yet-strangely-adorable Chinese Crested hairless dog that won the hearts of millions (or thousands? Will you give me hundreds?) when she won the 2009 World's Ugliest Dog Competition, has died peacefully at age 17. Ellie was a a star performer at the Comedy Barn Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and worked tirelessly to raise money for animal rescue causes, according to the Asheville Citizen-Times. Pigeon Forge even held a “Miss Ellie Day” in her honor in November. She will be cremated.
(Read more Miss Ellie dies stories.)

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