24 Nov – Bart the Bear II, Hollywood go-to furry friend, has passed away at 21.
The news was revealed by Ryan Lutey, the executive director of Vital Ground Foundation, the grizzly bear conservation of which Bart had served as an ambassador for many years.
In a statement to the media, he said, "He leaves an enormous legacy of grizzly bear conservation. During his two decades as a Vital Ground ambassador, Bart's charisma helped conserve and enhance hundreds of thousands of acres of habitat for his fellow grizzlies and all the species that share their range, from elk and moose to bull trout, butterflies and plants."
Bart has starred in many movies including "Dr. Dolittle 2", "Into the Wild" and "We Bought a Zoo".
He also appeared in several TV shows, including HBO's "Game of Thrones", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation..." as well as TNT's miniseries, "Into the West".