Roger, the Ripped-as-All-Hell Kangaroo, Has Died

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This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.

It is our sad duty to report that Roger, the bodybuilder-esque kangaroo who leaped into hearts around the world, is no longer with us.

The news was brought to us in of the Kangaroo Sanctuary. Barnes, sitting on the ground, flanked by small kangaroos, emotionally told the world of the passing of their favorite jacked kangaroo.

“It’s a sad day,” he said. “Our beautiful boy, Roger, has passed away.”

Barnes goes on to explain that without Roger, there would be no kangaroo sanctuary as the whole project started ten years ago with our muscle-bound boy and a few of his wives—Ella and Abigail. “[Roger] grew up to be a kangaroo that people from all over the world grew to love as much as we did,” Barnes said in the video.

Roger showed us that even the sturdiest walls collapse, that even the tallest mountains are eventually climbed, that even the prettiest flower wilts, but he showed us much, much more. Roger showed us how we should live—jacked as hell, hopping around the outback.

Barnes said that the crew at the Kangaroo Sanctuary laid our big boy to rest in his own little corner of the outback so he can be with his family. “He’ll always be here,” Barnes said, gesturing around him. While Barnes was referencing the dark red sand and thorny bushes around him—he could have easily meant in our hearts.

Rest easy, you sweet, jacked, bouncy prince.

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