TikTok monkey George dead – Viral star who stole hearts of his 17million followers dies during dental check up

TIKTOK star George the monkey has died after going for a checkup on his teeth.

The 12-year-old animal had over 17million followers on the video platform and over 500,000 fans on Instagram.

Many of the clips shared on the social media platforms were of him opening gifts that he had received from his thousands of fans, IB Times reports.

The monkey received many different types of presents including stickers, toys, and a ride-on car.

The TikTok star died on June 7 during a routine check-up at the dentist after suffering complications from anesthesia.

He had been living with a couple in Texas for the past 10 years.

In an emotional statement, they said: “George was light when things seemed dark. And he was a reminder of the love that exists in all of us.

“Though the fun-loving life of George has left, his spirit of hope and love lives on. We love you, George.”

Tributes poured in from his Instagram followers after news of his death broke.

One said: "This doesn't seem real. I'm so sorry for your loss."

Another posted: "George, you had the power to make everyone happy and laugh when they were down. Such a loving little soul. My thoughts especially to his immediate family. Such sad news. Can't believe it."

Some social media users described George's death as the "worst news that they heard all year".

The TikTok star had recently celebrated his 12th birthday and received many messages from his fans.

He had a sister named Lacy who reportedly underwent surgery for an oversized ovary.

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