The pup known for her big, beautiful eyes and tongue constantly hanging out, has passed away aged 18.

Marnie the Dog, the beloved Insta famous Shih Tzu, died late last week, with her owners sharing the sad news to her 1.8 million followers over the weekend.

“It is with much grief I share the news that Marnie passed away painlessly & peacefully in my home on Thursday afternoon at the age of 18,” shared Marnie’s owner Shirley Braha alongside a photo of the pup.

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It is with much grief I share the news that Marnie passed away painlessly & peacefully in my home on Thursday afternoon at the age of 18. Her comfort had been notably declining over the past few days with little hope for improvement and she let me know she had had enough. She enjoyed her chicken until the very end. Thank you for joining me on an unexpected journey with the ultimate love of my life. All I can feel right now is loss but beneath that I have so much gratitude. I’m grateful to the universe for entrusting me with her beautiful soul and providing me with the perfect best friend and companion. Im grateful I was able to give this magical creature the fun and deeply loving life she wanted and deserved. I’m thankful I was chosen to be the conduit for Marnie to bring joy into the world. And I’m thankful for all the human and dog friends Marnie and I made along the way, and the strangers on the streets and on the internet, who have shown us so much love. Most of all, I’m amazed that the sweet little hot mess of a pup that I picked up from a shelter at age 11, who at first didn’t seem like she would be around very long at all, has managed to inspire others to adopt senior dogs. When I hear from people that Marnie has made them adopt their senior dogs it’s truly the most beautiful legacy she and I could hope to leave in this world. The night of her passing I had a dream where I watched her awake from her death like it hadn’t happened at all, and she was running around at a party completely happy and invincible. She approached a descending staircase and I wanted to interject to protect her from falling, but she sailed right down the stairs and landed on her feet and stopped and looked at me and laughed and just kept going. Maybe this was a message from her from heaven, but at minimum I can take solace knowing that for a long stretch of time, prior to her aging body taking its toll, heaven for her was right here on earth. Marnie will be buried in a pet cemetery in LA and hopefully there will be a public memorial gathering whenever safe (due to Coronavirus).

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Shirley adopted Marnie, known for posing with her head tilted and tongue out, from a Connecticut shelter back in 2012.

“Her comfort had been notably declining over the past few days with little hope for improvement and she let me know she had had enough.She enjoyed her chicken until the very end.”

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Shirley thanked Marnie’s followers for their love over the years and said she was “grateful to the universe for entrusting me with her beautiful soul and providing me with the perfect best friend and companion”.

She also said that she was so happy to have been part of Marnie’s “unexpected journey” in inspiring other people to adopt older dogs.

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“When I hear from people that Marnie has made them adopt their senior dogs it’s truly the most beautiful legacy she and I could hope to leave in this world.”

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The Instagram famous pup will be buried at a pet cemetery in LA and eventually a public memorial gathering will be organised in Marnie’s memory, when it’s safe to do so amid coronavirus outbreak.