Real-life model for Rocket Racoon, Oreo The Racoon, has passed away 2 months ago

Real-life model for Rocket Racoon, Oreo The Racoon, has passed away

He even went to the movie's premiere with director James Gunn

The racoon that was the real-life model for Rocket Racoon of the Guardians of the Galaxy films has passed away.

Oreo The Racoon was nine years old. His passing was announced on Facebook of Quinta Layla, who confirmed that he died on February 7, after "a very short illness".

We have only the saddest news today.

Our hearts are broken as we have lost our best friend, our Guardian of our Galaxy...

Posted by Quinta Layla on Thursday, 7 February 2019

Oreo helped provide animators capture realistic animal movements for Rocket Racoon.

He even attended the European premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy with director James Gunn.


Before achieving fame, Oreo had a tough start in life - his mother was unable to produce milk, so he was hand-reared at an animal rescue centre in the UK.

On Facebook, they expressed thanks for "all of the messages, posts and phone calls from all over the World expressing sadness at the passing of our beautiful boy Oreo."

We would like to thank everyone for all of the messages, posts and phone calls from all over the World expressing...

Posted by Quinta Layla on Thursday, 7 February 2019

Bradley Cooper voiced Rocket in the two Guardians of the Galaxy film, and last year's Avengers: Infinity War. The character is set to reappear in this summer's Avengers: Endgame.