Oreo the Raccoon, Inspiration for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Character Rocket, Dies
Oreo the Raccoon, who served as the model for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ character Rocket, has passed away after a short illness.
The Facebook fan page for all things “Guardians” announced the news on Thursday, after his family took to the social media platform to announce his death.
“Our hearts are broken as we have lost our best friend, our Guardian of our Galaxy Mr Oreo Raccoon,” Quinta Layla wrote. “Oreo passed away in the early hours of this morning after a very short illness. Many thanks to our wonderful vets for their compassion and care.”
No word yet on planned viewing or funeral services for those who wish to pay their respects. In lieu of flowers, please leave food scraps outside so that Oreo’s friends don’t have to forage for meals during this difficult time.