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Viral buff kangaroo 'Roger' has died at the age of 12

Posted: 1:50 PM, Dec 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-10 19:50:46Z

Internet famous for his muscles, Roger the Australian kangaroo has died at the age of 12.

The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs owner Chris 'Brolga' Barns announced the marsupial's passing in a video on December 8.

The sanctuary was built ten years ago to inhabit Roger, the alpha male, and other kangaroos.

Roger rose to be 6-feet 7-inches tall. He became an internet sensation in 2015 when a picture of him crushing a metal bucket went viral.

Tourism Australia called the buff marsupial a "true icon" in a tribute online.

Roger was laid to rest on the sanctuary's property.

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