TikTok is one of the world’s most famous platforms where you can show off your talent. Not only did it made several people famous, but it also made some animals famous too. One of these animal superstars was George the Monkey.
Also known as George Boy, the monkey gained massive popularity for his unique ability to open packages and his enthusiastic nature. He was one of the world’s most loved animal superstars, with more than 508,000 followers on Instagram and over 17.6 million followers on TikTok. Unfortunately, the owner of the account recently reported that he has passed away.
According to a clip posted on TikTok, George had to attend a dental appointment. However, the appointment led to some unexpected complications that led to his death. He passed away on June 7, 2021. The routine checkup quickly took an unfortunate turn when he was anesthetized. This is what led to his death.
We have devastating news. George went to the vet for a regular check-up on his teeth. During, there were complications with the anesthesia, starting a long fight for his life. Through the fight, George was sent thousands of prayers with the hope that he could make it. On June 7, 2021, at 4 p.m. CST, Georgie Boy passed away.
George’s owners are based out of Texas, and they made their first appearance on the platform in April of 2019. A year later, he joined Instagram. Originally, the owners bought him thinking he could help a family member suffering from Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
George was a light when things seemed dark. And he was a reminder of the love that exists in all of us.
However, his ability to open packages neatly and not make a mess made him famous. TikTok users are still mourning George’s loss.