Yale University’s beloved Bulldog mascot, Handsome Dan XVII passed away Thursday last week.
The English Bulldog served as the mascot for the Yale University Athletics for the last nine years. Handsome Dan XVII, or Sherman in real life, was 9 years old.
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The Bulldog died in Quonochontaug, Rhode Island, while he was with his caretaker. According to Yale University Athletics, the Bulldog’s cause of death was most likely a heart attack.
Sherman began representing the Yale Bulldogs in 2007 and had met former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush.
Yale has no plans yet to pick the next mascot.