Lucky Diamond Dog Dies of cancer. Diamond died Tuesday, in her dog bed at her New York City home. The rescued Maltese was about 15 years old, according to her owner, Wendy Diamond.
Diamond dedicated her life to animal welfare after adopting Lucky in 1999.
The sweet-but-spunky canine patiently starred in photo ops with celebrities ranging from Kristen Stewart of “Twilight” fame to hip-hop star Snoop Dogg and actress Betty White, who is herself an animal-welfare advocate.
After being photographed with 363 celebrities, Lucky earned the Guinness World Record for being "the animal photographed with the most famous people."
"She made me realize how lucky I am no matter what transpired in my life," Lucky's owner, Wendy Diamond, said in a statement. "I'm beyond grateful for the outpouring of generosity and support from friends and strangers who know exactly how much Lucky meant to me and how she inspired me every day."