A little dog with a big mission and a pack of celebrity sidekicks has lost her battle with cancer.
Lucky Diamond died Tuesday, in her dog bed at her New York City home. The rescued Maltese was about 15 years old, according to her owner, Wendy Diamond.
Diamond dedicated her life to animal welfare after adopting Lucky in 1999.
The sweet-but-spunky canine patiently starred in photo ops with celebrities ranging from Kristen Stewart of "Twilight" fame to hip-hop star Snoop Dogg and actress Betty White, who is herself an animal-welfare advocate.
In November, the Guinness Book of World Records announced that Lucky was "the animal photographed with the most famous people." Her total at the time was 363, including Kim Kardashian, Richard Branson "and many more," Guinness confirmed Tuesday.
Image: In this undated photo provided by Lucky Diamond Productions, Inc., Kristen Stewart holds “Lucky Diamond.” The fifteen-year-old Maltese who the Guinness Book of World Records credited was “the animal photographed with the most famous people,” died at her home in New York on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 of spleen cancer.
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