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Lucky, a little dog with a big mission, has died

In this undated phoprovided by Lucky Diamond Productions Inc. actresses Betty White left Kristen Stewart hold “Lucky Diamond.” The fifteen-year-old

In this undated photo provided by Lucky Diamond Productions, Inc., actresses Betty White, left and Kristen Stewart hold “Lucky Diamond.” The fifteen-year-old Maltese who the Guinness Book of World Records credited was “the animal photographed with the most famous people,” died at her home in New York on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 of spleen cancer. For over a decade, Lucky, and her owner Wendy Diamond, publicized the importance of adopting homeless animals and taking good care of them. (AP Photo/Lucky Diamond Productions, Inc.)

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Updated: June 6, 2012 10:02AM



NEW YORK — A little dog with a big mission and a pack of celebrity sidekicks has lost her battle with cancer.

Lucky Diamond died Tuesday at her New York City home. Her owner, Wendy Diamond, says the rescued Maltese was about 15 years old.

Since 1999, the pair publicized the importance of adopting homeless animals and taking good care of them.

The sweet-but-spunky canine patiently posed with more than 300 celebrities, ranging from “Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart to hip-hop star Snoop Dogg.

Lucky also did widespread charity work. She raised funds and awareness for the Humane Society of New York. Her last public appearance was as “chair dog” of the American Cancer Society’s “Bark for Life” on May 6.

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