Aww! So sad!
The University of Georgia's mascot, UGA VIII, died on Friday morning after suffering from lymphoma.
The white English bulldog, who took over mascot responsibilities in October, was diagnosed with lymphoma in early January, but the school said he had been responding well to treatment.
Russ, a bulldog who filled in as mascot in 2009 and early in 2010, will again step in as the school's mascot.
R.I.P. UGA VIII, you will be missed by the University of Georgia community!
[Image via AP Images.]