Lady Gaga Video Poker Face Dog Great Dane Rumpus found dead!

Rumpus, one of the dogs in the Lady Gaga Pokerface video
Rumpus, one of the dogs in the Lady Gaga Pokerface video

Sad news from the owner of both dogs in the Lady Gaga hit video "Pokerface". Rumpus, one of the great danes in the video was found dead earlier this month according to his owner Suzzanne Kelleher-Duckett (yes I had to check how to spell her name few times..).

According to owner told that dog died after a hike in Los Angeles. This is where it gets funky, story states that "dog had no signs of injury and appeared to be in perfect health". Then they say that autopsy was performed few days ago and we are waiting results.

Why wait so long for the autopsy? When did he he die? Is that the whole story? (Remember to vote on a poll underneath!!). Rumpus was 5-years old and this website shows him in the action, he was seemingly a popular show dog and a star in the commercials and videos (hence a good money maker for his owner):

In that famous Pokerface video by Lady Gaga Rumpus appeared with his dam Lava who is owned by the same lady. Reportedly both dogs were supposed to appear on the newest Lady Gaga video called "Bad Romance" but now only one dog will do the gig.

Whatever the reason for the death of this majestic looking animal, many will mourn his death for sure. I know those dogs left a great impression for me to remember in all those Lady Gaga videos! If anyone knows the autopsy reports please comment under.

R.I.P. Rumpus!

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Comments 23 comments

anderbee 7 years ago

awww, lady gaga's doggy! so sad.

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swiftwalker 7 years ago

What a Beautiful Great Dane, its sad that they only live for a short while.

Hope his death was of natural causes...

jay 7 years ago

he could of died of bloat a common issue with great danes where they eat and then exercise and the stomach flips and the dog dies

Neff 7 years ago

I'm sure it was of natural causes. Anyone who knows anything about dogs knows that the large breeds- like great danes- have much shorter lifespans than that of small breeds. Sad, but true.

GreatDaneSurprise 7 years ago

Great danes need not live a shorter life, a common misconception. If looked after well and fed on a proper diet they can live to be up to 12 years old, which is a good age for any pedigree dog. As for Rumpus' death, I am sure it was natural, how does anyone benefit from covering up a seedy past? Thats just the Jackson family that do that.

Lindsey 6 years ago

It's not her dog. It's the dog from her video. It's a beautiful show Great Dane. That's sad. I know a few that have died young for no apparent reason. I have two girls myself, both show girls. And my sister owns a boy. All Fawn. I prefer Fawn to Harle's :P

Sam 6 years ago

Great Danes also suffer from heart problems, so this can be a cause of this dogs death.

katie 6 years ago

oh poor doggy, it must have been natural cos it apparantly had no ijurys or health problems

ps.lady gaga must have her own cos she has one in the video for eh eh (nothing else i can say) , and papparazzi

lisa 6 years ago

I have a great dane and out of the blue he got extremely sick. We rushed him to the emergency hostipal and he had bloat. Bloat hits very fast without warning and they can die within hours. Lucky for us we got to the hostipal in time and they did emergency surgery. He is doing great now and its been almost a year. So yes, I can see it happen the way it was explained.

Lovely210 6 years ago

Yeah Great Danes have a short life but

not that short it's they can live up to 8 years

or no more then 12years if taken care of any

who guess it depends on the owners

Sun 6 years ago

No! :( not that dog !!

The same looking dog is used in telephone and bad romance ( beginning )

the same dog in EVERY music video, I have checked

Gaga-lDo 6 years ago

Why don't you choose pomerian one?

michelle 6 years ago

How.about malamues

Jerry Meyerson 6 years ago

When you breed for size, you lose a bit of life, the gentle giants do not need to be giants and bred like ones, the judges most judges don't know the standard abd do not pick the standard but for size and head size. It is a shame, the standard for a bitch is 27" and dogs 32:. They do not have to be 35 for the bitch and 38 for the dog. So sad but true, They need to get there act together the Breaders!

PMWNBLB 6 years ago


They are in every video!

THey must be look alikes...

but thats sad

You never know with graet danes. If they eat then excersise, Their stomach flips.

According to God, it was his time.

Harline Larkey 6 years ago

We've hd Danes for 29 years. Sudden death is not uncommon, sadly. Could be cardiac issues, could be hemangiosarcoma, could be bloat, tho in the latter case, there would have been some indication.

Clo 5 years ago

omg! I love dogs! I hate it when one dies! Poor thing.

I was wondering where Rumpus was in the previous videos... now I wish I didn't know... :(

Meagen 5 years ago

I actually know the owner of this dog. For these people to emphasize that he was a money maker, shame on you. He died of natural causes, as natural as can get for a giant breed of dog. I also show Harlequin Great Danes. Shame on the writer of this article.

Amberly 5 years ago

I believe it was of natural causes because my min pin died suddenly due to the cause of a benign tumor that caused her kidney to burst. She was in no pain and their was no signs, so their was no way to save her. That's life for you.

bhoxz leona 4 years ago

:(( its so sad

DaneLover123 4 years ago

Aww!!! Shame! My Great Dane died aged 4y and 4m. I H8 it when dogs pass away (especially Great Danes) It is/was beautiful!!!


kendra 4 years ago

If he ate b4 he went on tha hike he cud have gotten bloat ur supost to wait atleast 4to5 hours b4 u let thm

run and wat not

Ash 4 years ago

Dane died of GVD or condition commonly known as "Bloat".

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