The English bulldog who captured the hearts of millions on social media by displaying his unbelievable skateboarding skills, has died at age 10.
In 2009, Tillman, set a Guinness world record as the fastest skateboarding dog, starring in his own Youtube videos showing off his love for four-wheels.
Tillman, who suffered from an irregular heartbeat, died on Tuesday night after lapsing into a sudden bout of labored panting, according to his owner, Ron Davis, 46. Davis, who lives in the coastal town of Oxnard just north-west of Los Angeles, said he rushed Tillman to a veterinary hospital and performed cardiovascular resuscitation in a failed attempt to revive his beloved pet. “He was my best friend, my brother and my shadow, and when it was show time, it was amazing. He made millions and millions of people smile throughout the world,” Davis said of his pooch. “He was a little 60-pound (27.2 kg) butterball of inspiration for a lot of people.” h/t theguardian
Tillman gained masses of fans in a 2007 YouTube video that showed him pushing his skateboard with his paws and riding around a concrete path.