Gus, the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog competition, has passed away after a bout with cancer. He was 9.

According to the Associated Press report:

Gus came from humble origins. According to the fair, his adopted family in Gulfport, Fla., rescued him after learning he was being kept in a crate inside someone's garage.

He had one leg amputated because of a skin tumor and lost an eye in a cat fight.

He will be missed.

In other news, "Puffy," the World's Ugliest Cat, is still alive.