TikTok’s favourite monkey, George, has died.

Earlier this week fans were left heartbroken after the news of George’s unexpected passing were announced in a video on TikTok and Instagram.

The popular monkey, which had just celebrated receiving 200 million likes on TikTok, died following a routine check-up at a vet.

The couple that owned George explained in the video that there were complications with the 12-year-old’s anesthesia.

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“George went to the vet for a regular check up on his teeth, during, there were complications with the anesthesia, starting a long fight for his life,” they captioned the heartbreaking video.

“Through the fight, George was sent thousands of thoughts and prayers with the hope that he would make it. On June 7th at 4pm Central, Georgie Boy passed away,” they added.

The video has been viewed over 16 million times on TikTok with fans expressing their sadness over the news.

“This is not okay. My heart id breaking for you,” one user wrote.

Another wrote, “I’m so sorry for your loss, he was so special. Thank you for sharing him with us…you will live in our hearts forever George,” another wrote.


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The monkey went viral after his owners started sharing videos of him unboxing packages in their home under the account @heresyourmonkeycontent.

This was during lockdown, when people around the world were advised to stay at home to curb the spread of Covid-19 in 2020.

George became a welcomed escape from reality for his fans with many of them sending him toys and snacks to unbox.

The clever monkey did more than unboxing videos though, he had been filmed playing in a ball pit, grinning while eating popcorn in bed and figuring out how to plug in a light-up pole that he had received as a gift.


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His grief stricken owners reassured fans on social media writing, “Though the fun-loving life of George has left, his spirit of hope and love lives on. We love you, George.”