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Koko: star of Red Dog has died

Posted by: 2UE | 18 December, 2012 - 5:16 PM
Red Dog: an unashamedly feel good family movie

Koko the four-legged star of the huge hit Aussie movie Red Dog has reportedly died from a heart disease in Perth today. Producer Nelson Woss said the loss of his seven year old 'Best Mate' is devastating.

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Red Dog, which co-starred Josh Lucas and Rachael Taylor, was based on a Louis de Bernieres novel about a real-life dog in Western Australia.

The film was a huge hit at the box office, taking more than $21 million and becoming the eighth highest-grossing Australian film of all time.

Red Dog won best film at the first Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts awards this year.

Koko also won best dog in a foreign film at the Golden Collar Awards in Los Angeles.

Luke Hura, animal trainer who trained Koko the kelpie who played Red Dog discusses with Mike Jeffreys the news the 7 year old 4 legged star of the movie has died in Perth.


Red Dog's Koko with George & Paul

Paul B. Kidd & George Moore with Red Dog star Koko

Who would have thought that a story about a loveable and loyal dog would capture the hearts of Australian's everywhere. 2UE's George & Paul catch up with the movie's Producer Nelson Woss and the star of Red Dog 'Koko'.

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