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    That Huge-Ass Kangaroo, Famed For Crushing Buckets, Has Died

    Roger the Roo was 12 years old.

    The world's most famous kangaroo has died near Alice Springs in Australia's Northern Territory. He was 12 years old.

    Roger the red kangaroo catapulted to global fame in 2015 when a photo emerged of him crushing a bucket.

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    "It's a very sad day here today," said owner Chris "Brolga" Barns, in a video posted to The Kangaroo Sanctuary's Facebook.

    Facebook: video.php

    "We have lost our beautiful boy Roger. He was 12 years old. Ten years ago I built this sanctuary to house Roger and a couple of his wives.

    "Roger was our alpha male for many years, and he grew up to be a kangaroo that people from all over the world have grown to love as much as we love him too.

    "We will reflect on his life today, and for many years to come. He will always be here, we've laid him to rest so he can be with his family."

    "I rescued Roger out of his mother's pouch in 2006," Barns told BuzzFeed in 2015.

    Facebook: kangaroosanctuary

    "She was dead on the side of the road and he weighed under a kilogram."

    Nine years later Roger weighed 89kg and was taller than most men.

    "I'm 6'7" and when he's back on his feet and ready to go, I look him right in the eyes," said Barns.

    Earlier today Barns posted the last photo he took of Roger. ❤️

    R.I.P. Roger, you badass :-(

    Simon Crerar/BuzzFeed / Via Facebook: video.php

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